Methodology

The file-sharing sites are taking advantages of peer-to-peer transferring data technique. Hence, this report will examine these sites to see what their deals are and what they are offering. One major focus will be The Pirate Bay which is claimed to be “the world’s most resilient BitTorrent site.” Besides, the four major corporate labels of America,  namely Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and EMI, once blamed the ISPs for their lack of involvement and corporation to deal with the piracy matter. Ultimately, Internet providers are the one that has the ability to recognize and to have control over pirating activities. Therefore, this report will also examine their roles to see what the stakes are. Finally, this report will refer to copyright laws in various countries to see what have they done to deal with the music piracy. Even though this matter has a global impact, some countries seem to adopt more efficient policies than others. The involvement of multiple stakeholders including Internet uses, ISPs, and legislators might help to settle this unresolved problem. This report will use the Academic Search Premier database extensively to find supportive materials.

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