Piracy & Napster Technology

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Copyright Infringement (Inc. Piracy)
Copyright infringement is the unauthorized use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder’s “exclusive rights”, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, spread the information contained within copyrighted works, or to make derivative works. It often refers to copying “intellectual property” without written permission from the copyright holder, which is typically a publisher or other business representing or assigned by the work’s creator.


Anti -piracy App Launched by Music Industry
The latest tool in the war on music piracy is a free app that allows users to take on the role of managing an emerging band.

Apple: Piracy Prevention
Apple actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Business Software Alliance – Anti-Piracy
Anti-Piracy News.

Cyberpiracy Prevention Act
Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Act, Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

Guardian : Piracy News
Most Recent news and reports on piracy from the Guardian U.K.

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies Report (2011)
Download report in English, Spanish & Russion.

Music Piracy
Recent news and posts that relate music piracy.

Piracy News- Mashable
News and stories about piracy.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – Anti-Piracy
Music theft is a real, ongoing and evolving challenge. Both the volume of music acquired illegally without paying for it and the resulting drop in revenues are staggering. Digital sales, while on the rise, are not making up the difference.

Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) – Anti-Piracy
The Software & Information Industry Association’s Anti-Piracy Division conducts a comprehensive, industry-wide campaign to fight software piracy and content piracy. The pro-active campaign is premised on the notion that one must balance enforcement with education in order to be effective.
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The State of Music Online: Ten Years After Napster 
A report by the Pew Internet Life Group on the history of Napster and the evolution of online piracy after it’s shutdown.

Video: Lords pass controversial internet piracy bill
BBC news article: Legislation to tackle internet piracy, including bans for illegal file-sharers, has been passed by the Lords. This also includes a video.

YouTube Video: Viacom stand up against piracy (Anti -piracy)

YouTube Video: Young creators against counterfeiting and piracy
The aim of the EU contest ‘Hands off my design’ was to involve young creators to highlight the implications of counterfeiting and piracy on our economy and society. Design students and professionals from all over Europe submitted videos and posters.