They are Karlheinz Brandenburg, developer of the MP3 compression technology that enables the vast amount of digital sound data on a CD to be "squeezed" down to a more manageable size for easier playback and transfer; Doug Morris, the aggressive and musically adventurous head of Universal Music Group who presided over the volcanic rise of rap music; Bennie Lydell "Dell" Glover, an hourly worker at a CD manufacturing plant in North Carolina who sneaked thousands of copies of superstar albums out of the plant to post on the Internet before they were released for public sale; and "Kali," a shadowy presence who, through a network of leakers like Glover, masterminded the Internet distribution of this enormous trove of pirated music
Singer Lily Allen warned it could lead to a boom for pirated music
In 2010, the Federal Trade Commission adopted a set of rules aimed at ensuring "net neutrality" - the idea that as long as the content of a digital file isn't illegal (child pornography or pirated music
, for example), it should load at roughly the same speed on all Inter net sites.
As long as content isn't against the law, such as child pornography or pirated music
, a file or video posted on one site will load generally at the same speed as a similarly sized file or video on another site.
Even with streaming and pirated music
more prevalent than ever, they've still been able to move units, keep people excited about their music and keep that megastar status.
According to a Ministry of Justice release forwarded through the Kazakhstan Embassy in New Delhi, the following issues will be discussed: (1) Problems of counteraction against counterfeiting, falsified and defected products (2) Food and pharmaceutical safety (3) Dissemination of pirated music
audio and video products on the Internet and (4) Issues on harmonization of legislation in the sphere of intellectual property within the Customs Union.
Three decades later, most of the young people who snapped up pirated music
and films, can afford to buy the genuine article and would not dream of paying for a counterfeit item.
The study also showed over half of all youths have visited websites they know their parents would disapprove of, while 45% downloaded pirated music
or movies online.
Robertson spoke of the many ways IPRs are violated, from the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit goods such as fake designer clothes and accessories and pharmaceuticals, to pirated music
22 -- Google has come under severe criticism for failing to discourage access to the pirated music
on the web through its search engine.
MEDIA piracy seems to be a modern-day problem with fake DVDs and illegal file sharers a top priority for the authorities, but back in 1903 the seizure of pirated music
caused a mini sensation in the city courts.
By signing on with Apple's service, the labels are in effect receiving a smaller, after-the-fact compensation for previously bought or pirated music