Downloading music from the internet is NOT a crime and that people should be allowed to download music.
I am REQUIRED to AGREE with this statement for an opinion essay.
If you have an supporting arguments that can help my essay please post them.
I appreciate it.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Some music downloads on the net really arent illegal. For example Itunes and Rapsody are both legal and legit.
But your agreement could be that It gives everyone the chance to hear and the music when maybe they cant afford to buy each single or cd or whatever. By charging 15-20 per cd, a lot of people just cant afford that especially if there is only one song on the disc.
The arguement against that would be that the legit sites lets you pick and choose each song, but you still have to pay for it. How can the artist make money unless you buy it.
Your repsonse to that would get into the greed, you can get more for spending no money. And the people who really cant afford to buy it.
- SloBoMoLv 51 decade ago
The ACT of downloading music or any kind of media files should not be illegal.
The biggest argument over this is whether the recording artists are being paid anything for the distribution of their intellectual property, or if they happen to be signed on with a major label, THEIR property, although it lends credibility to this argument the labels themselves are not going after people who download music with P2P programs. You have to wonder why that is.
Lawyers are expensive. It just costs more to go after everyone than it is to focus your efforts into setting up an online shop where you can sell your music or set up a deal with a store like iTunes.
If downloading music was illegal, small time independent bands COULD NOT even give away their own MP3's for free. It brings up a whole issue with what you're legally allowable actions are in cyberspace.
People lovE their technology and aren't willing to give it up so easily. Making this illegal would just provoke a backlash from listeners everywhere and promote even more illegal activities online. People always find a way.
What's more, the RIAA's efforts are laughable since now it is in the process of being sued themselves because they pocketed the lawsuit cash and never distributed it back to the major labels: http://consumerist.com/368663/riaa-pockets-filesha...
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