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Find out the most illegally shared artist in your area.
Interesting article from the BBC on music piracy in the UK, which allows you to find the most illegally shared artist in your area.
Apparently Manchester is the worst offending city in the UK for illegally downloading music along with Nottingham and Liverpool. I'm sure many of us here have downloaded something illegally at some point, in todays connected world it's easier than ever!
Here's the link:
More than likely you'll get the same result as me (Ed Sheeran) but it gives a secondary artist that is also frequently downloaded in your area, it seems Tina Turner is very popular in my hometown of Lytham
Anyway go ahead and post results here!
You raise a very interesting question.
Let us suppose I download a song from a P2P site, I have that song on my hard drive and thus it would be called, "illegal". However I go on YouTube and stream the exact same song - which I suppose one could call "legal"; however in streaming the song its data gets transferred to the cache of my browser and thus lands on my hard drive, making it "illegal" once again.
In both cases I have gone to a site, the same song has been accessed and both versions of that same song ends up on my hard drive to a more or less extent.
Another interesting thing to consider is that when I go on a P2P site and I download a song, the actual seeds are spread around the globe, so where have I actually broken the law? If I reject any seeds from the UK or even the EU then I don't see where any copyright infringement with regard to the area in which that copyright applies has been infringed. So what legal basis would there be to actually accuse me of "illegally downloading" in the UK? Which jurisdiction applies?
I would also contend that SONY having been caught manufacturing music CDs which, when played on a computer, installed a root-kit means that my only way of safely maintaining the integrity of my system, with regard to artists who are under contract to SONY, is to acquire the music from a source other than SONY.
So I am trying to work out exactly what you, or anyone else means by, "piracy".
Last edited by Nec_V20; 20-05-13 at 10:36.