Pirated music has become more and more popular on the internet in recent years. Especially so due to the increase in Torrents, Usenet, and other means of downloading such media. With the increasing rise of the anti-intellectual property movement, in protesting moves to censor the internet with agreements such as PIPA, SOPA, and ACTA. In a recent survey, 70% of Americans believed that the need for free-flowing and uncensored information is more of a concern than the theft of intellectual property. In order to crack down on the so-called pirates, the industry is finding it awfully difficult to satify both themselves, and the millions upon millions of individuals who believe that the internet should remain almost deregulated to allow free access to news and culture.
posted on February 7, 2012 by