Downloading Digital Media Past, Present and Future Roberto Soto Dustin Freidman Legal History of Internet Downloading The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act deems that the act of copying copyright music is illegal.
Past, Present and Future
Most Common Forms of Pirating
Music piracy totals 1.8 billion units: Disc piracy up 14%
The global pirate market is estimated to have totaled 1.8 billion units in 2002. Disc piracy rose to an all-time high of 1.1 billion units, which represents a rise of 14% on 2001 and is more than double the 510 million units sold in 1999. The pirate cassette market fell by over 20% as pirate discs continued to replace cassettes.
1 in 3 Discs worldwide is pirate