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Garrett Johnson Jan 21, 2010 Student conduct and community service The negative effects of illegal downloading and college campuses Each year, the music industry loses about 4.2 billion to piracy (Music Piracy 2006). People who download music for free don't buy CD's, since they already got them for free, and as a result they take from the industry, but don't put any money back in, destroying both the music industry and anything that relies on the music industry (Music Piracy 2006). According to BBC news study, it said the US music industry lost one fifth of a sale for each album downloaded from the internet. Downloading media files over the Internet is a new and highly controversial form of media consumption behavior. Beginning with the Napster phenomenon in 1999, the craze peaked in the spring of 2003 around the time that the record industry in the United States first made good on threats to prosecute downloaders. At that time, some 35 million U.S. adults used the Internet to download music. Four percent said they did so on an average day. Downloading
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course LIBERAL AR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oakland CC.

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