Globalisation and state music policy

According to Arthur Conan Doyle, “there is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact”. Most of what we say about globalisation is that it obviously brings the world’s national cultures even closer together. Well that fact is not so necessarily obvious. In-fact it is argued in this article that not all territories necessarily welcome and some, if not most, actively try to resist globalisation blurring their national cultural boundaries. Some governments work diligently to control or restrict the effects of globalisation in various ways including regulation.

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Copyright Recorded Music

This report discusses the future of copyright recorded music law in relation to the recorded music industry. The way we access, produce, distribute, store and consume recorded music has changed dramatically with the introduction of the internet. This change has meant that the current copyright laws have to be brought in line with the consumer`s change in perception of choice and access to recorded music. Adapting copyright law to meet the perception of choice and access to recorded music is proving controversial.

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Online Piracy

Copyright is very basically the right to stop somebody else copying another person`s creative work. It is an exclusive right which belongs only to the owner of the creative work. The term `piracy`, as it applies to copyright infringement, is a colloquialism that was used historically to describe copyright infringement. The person stealing the creative work belonging to another was termed a `pirate`. Therefore the stealing on the internet of copyright work that belongs to another is colloquially known as `Online Piracy`. Copyright infringement is the same thing as `Online Piracy`; it’s just the formal way to describe the theft of another person`s creative work.

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