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Unformatted text preview: creations is not illegal and even encouraged, artists should approach the situation in a legal fashion. The Vanilla Ice/ Queen incident is a well-known example of the possible consequences of music plagiarism. Who benefits from stealing art? With technology as sophisticated as it is, and schools and businesses cracking down on catching these thieves, less and less people actually benefit. Lawsuits ranging from a few thousand to a few million have punished those who thought they benefited from stealing music. The only one who should benefit from music distribution, sampling and such is the artist. But even that doesnt happen anymore. Artists should not have to rely on Music industries to get their music heard. I support the small bands who dont sell themselves to large companies. They may not be as successful, but at least they control their own art. Word Count: 300...
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- Fall '07