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We are in the business of promoting our industry. We create and market end products. We employ many people including singers, artists, designers, sounds folks, managers, accountants the list could go on. If we do not make money off of every album we hurt many people.
Members of this group & general goals:
Store owners: To sell records
Record Companies:- To manufacture and distribute records
Business Investors: To promote economic growth
Promoters: To promote the music industry



  Things you may wish to consider for your report

How much does it cost to produce and promote a record?

How much of that profit actually goes to the artist?

How have sales fluctuated since peer to peer file sharing has been in place?

Are there some markets that have been affected more than others?

Are there some advantages to file sharing at all?

Do they have valid reasons for their position?

Are some of their ideas misguided? If so, which ones?


Helpful Links
Please consider these just a start. You are encouraged to conduct your own web search.

Teaching Music Traders a Lesson

Upload a file, go to prison
A bill proposed in Congress would land a person in prison for five years and impose a fine of $250,000 for uploading a single file to a peer-to-peer network.

Peer to Peer United Article
File software developers want copyright reform.