Tag Archive: Copyright


Within Social Media, The Music Industry or any Industry for that matter copyright, licensing and ethics play an important role.  If we take the music industry as an example these terms play an important part, as with the old analogue record contracts the artist was tied to the record company and so with any record sold the majority of the sale went to the record company however a small part of the sale went to the artist.  Before the days of the digital era this is how artists made money as their records were on sale for £10 plus.  However as we are now in the digital age these old analogue contracts are not much good because now people can buy individual tracks or albums from sources like Itunes, however even though the work is still copyrighted the arists are getting less and less because of file sharing hence why older bands are stating to tour again so that they can gain revenue from ticket sales and merchandising as these are the main two ways that bands make money. Continue reading

File Sharing

Piracy has always been an issue within the music industry it is something that has taken on different forms over the years as technologies change and improve.  Before the interent piracy was done by copying cd’s and then selling them on to other people, i’m willing to bet that this still goes on in todays world but not as much.  This is due to the arrival of high speed data links which can enable users to share large amounts of data very quickly whenever they so wish and by sharing the file information over the internet they do not have to make a physicall copy of the cd.  The internet has vast amounts of sites where audio/video editing software can be downloaded free of charge which then enables people to file share without paying over and over again for the one song which is being shared around. this in turn hits the music industy and artists where it hurts as they are not getting the royalties from each purchase. Continue reading

In today’s world most people have a mobile phone which has video and camera options, with these facilities people are able to upload videos and photos to social networking sites such as facebook and also to sites like youtube.  The intersting fact is that its not just kids or teenagers uploadinf the contenet to these sites it is the adults as well, its as if everyone is finally embracing that social networking sites seem to be the way forward.  With this technology everybody can be a producer and broadcaster as you are able to capture images or videos no matter where you happen to be as these facilites can be found on most mobile phones.  By videoing or taking photos and then putting them on the web you become the producer as you are deciding what footages and pictures you wish to upload to these sites, and once the images and footages have been uploaded to the sites you then become the broadcaster as you are now broadcasting your material to the whole world. Continue reading