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Karen Kolasinski ISS 215 Section 201 August 16, 2009 Respect the Artist Country, Rap, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Punk, Folk, Hip-Hop; all of these may seem very different from each other, but they have one important thing in common, they are all genres of music. One of the most loved things in most societies is music and like everything else in a society, there are laws and rules to help regulate music. To many people, music is a huge part of their lives, and they would not know what to do without it. Copyright laws are very important laws concerning music. Without copyrights laws, artists would not be able to keep their work as their own because anyone who wanted to would be able to steal it. Illegal downloading and file sharing of music is an extremely common practice in the United States. This does not make it acceptable at all. Another problem is the copying of compact discs, also known as burning. It is not a problem if someone makes a copy of the compact disc they already own and keeps it for themselves, but it is illegal to make a copy of a compact disc for another person. By illegally downloading music or making copies of compact discs, people are not only hurting the artist, but also hurting the record labels and the stores that sell the compact discs. Most people do not see the point in paying for the music because they feel like the artists already make so much money that they do not deserve the money. Even though this may seem true in most cases, it is still illegal, and it is not fair to them to get stolen from, just because they are successful. Copyright laws are there to protect artists from getting scammed out of the money that they deserve. It is illegal to steal anything from anyone, and that is why performers need to put
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copyrights on their work so that no one else can claim it as their own. “Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. 1 ” If someone steals any part of a song that someone else wrote without their permission, they will get charged with plagiarism. The song Viva La Vida by Coldplay became a huge hit, but the band was accused with having a little help in writing this song. Andrew Hoepfner of the band Creaky Boards claims to have written his song over a year before Viva La Vida came out, and that Coldplay stole their melody. While talking about a performance that Creaky Boards had in New York, Andrew Hoepfner read "We were flattered when we thought we saw Chris Martin in the crowd that night. He seemed pretty into it. Maybe too into it." Coldplay claims that they made a demo for the song Viva La Vida six months before Chris Martin attended the concert for Creaky Boards.
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