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Title: Music Industry v. File-sharing - Why We Need a New Approach to Copyright Protection in the Digital Era
Authors: Pasche, Coralie Hélène
Advisor: Katz, Ariel
Department: Law
Keywords: digital copyright
music industry
Issue Date: 16-Feb-2010
Abstract: This thesis examines the evolution of digital copyright protection in response to the digital challenges, specifically unauthorized file-sharing, in the context of the music industry. It reviews the different strategies used to fight the peer-to-peer technology and its users so as to assess whether the direction which has been taken is in agreement with the ultimate goal of copyright and with other fundamental values of our modern society. It posits that the effort to strengthen the rights of copyright holders and thus maintain an old system of distribution in the face of new technology not only runs afoul the expectations of the public but also prevents the artists and the public from fully taking advantage of the new opportunities of the digital era. This thesis ultimately suggests that policy makers tackling the digital copyright reform should seriously consider legitimizing the use of file-sharing services as a possible way to better achieve the goals of copyright.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18972
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