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Victoria Hollers Shane McGowan English 1102 19 October, 2010 An Annotated Bibliography: The Price of Piracy on the Music Industry D’ Astous, Alain, Francois Colbert, and Daniel Montepetit. “Music Piracy on the Web- How Effective are Anti- Piracy Arguments? Evidence from the Theory of Planned Behaviour.” Journal of Consumer Policy 28.3 (2005):289-310. Business Source Complete. EBSCO. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. In Alain D’Astous’ article, he discusses how the arguments over piracy affect the users illegally downloading music. The study on 139 young adult consumers shows that the arguments do not have much impact on their illegal sharing of music, unless the individual is directly affected. The conclusion is that the individual’s mindset and their ethics is what contributes most to the amount of that person’s music sharing. The brief study provides a deeper look at the ‘why’ of music sharing on a specific group of people. The trends noticed in this study provides a different aspect of music piracy and allows a better look at who is pirating music and the best actions to take to combat the illegal music sharing. Since this topic is relatively new, there are not many studies conducted, however, this article provides an analysis that effectively argues three different groups affected by the music sharing. Then the results are compared to the psychological behavior of music pirating and concluded that the individual will ultimately decide to or not to illegally share music. I will use this source to provide an effective counter argument, and discuss the flaws of this thesis. The article provides one area of the counter argument that specifically addresses the mental and emotional aspect of music pirating. I feel that this is an important topic to argue because the information is relevant and pertinent to a strong argument. The source has several aspects that will broaden the debate of illegal music sharing. In particular, the appeal that individuals will continue to pirate music regardless of the legal battle going on over music sharing. On one side, this point is weak because once stricter laws are enforced and more people are affected by these laws, there will be a decrease in the amount of illegal file sharing, no matter if that person cares or not. Their access to these files will be cut off. On the reverse side, the person illegally music sharing will do what they want in order to get their music for free. Most people do not want to pay high prices for music when they can get a similar quality song for free. The article provides a lot of evidence to be able to argue as well as provides points that may become a part of my argument.
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Bhattacharjee, Sudip, Ram D. Gopal, Kaveepan Lertwachara, and James R. Marsden. Impact of Legal Threats on Online Music Sharing Activity: An Analysis of Music
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