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As ACTA was rejected by the EU parliament music publishers can try using friend referral (internet social media) as an active way of promoting new music discovery

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As a music consumer it is very hard to find new music. Radio, You Tube and various artist sites are providing the user with fresh music content while social networking technologies are considered as a continuation of file sharing which violates copyright law and is alleged to hamper the financial development of good artists.

It is the mainstream opinion that the music industry has sought to isolate rather than socialize the music experience. Playing music in public was charged by the music copyright owners despite of the obvious fact that social events encourage listeners to buy the played songs and popularizes the performers among the audience and encourages them to participate in future concerts, if any.

While people enjoy publishing links to new songs or songs they currently listen or would like their friends to listen to uploaded in YouTube in social medias like Facebook, Skype, My space, Twitter, IRC, etc., the music industry has a long way to go to popularize the music in social medias.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), was rejected by the European Parliament today, and hence cannot become law in the EU. 478 MEPs voted against ACTA, 39 in favour, and 165 abstained. While debating whether to give its consent to ACTA, Parliament experienced unprecedented direct lobbying by thousands of EU citizens who called on it to reject ACTA, in street demonstrations, e-mails to MEPs and calls to their offices. Parliament also received a petition, signed by 2.8 million citizens worldwide, urging it to reject the agreement. ACTA was negotiated by the EU and its member states, the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Switzerland to improve the enforcement of anti-counterfeiting law internationally. Today’s vote means that neither the EU nor its individual member states can join the agreement. (Press service of the EU Parliament, European Parliament rejects ACTA)


Written by garabedyan

July 4, 2012 at 19:20

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