Executive Summary

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report gives us detailed information about the copy infringement cases on the music labels. We would take the example of A&M records vs Napster. This is was a case against peer to peer file sharing. Napster was a website launched in 1999 and provided users where they could download songs anytime from anywhere in the world Napster was sued by many major record labels in a joint copyright infringement lawsuit. In the introduction we would see the context and background on the issue of copy infringement. It would clearly indicate the dilemma being discussed and would provide an overview of how the problem has been addressed and the solution. The body part would contain the clear description of the four ethical theories and the ACS code of ethics. It would contain a discussion and solution from each of the four ethical theoretical viewpoints and the ACS code of ethics. It would also show an analysis and synthesis of research undertaken. This would give us a detailed study with the conclusion and the references from all the research done. INTRODUCTION: Music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate in the industry it comprises of the musicians who compose and perform the music, the companies and professionals who create and sell recorded music e.g.: music producers, music publishers, recording studios, record labels other retail and online stores. The talent managers, business manager entertainment lawyers broadcast radio all of this come under the music industry. The copy infringement of the music industry is widely known the most common form is file sharing. File sharing means the practice of sharing or offering of access to digital information or resources including audio video, graphics, computer

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