In conclusion there are many consequences that could come from something so simple like illegal music downloading.
Answer by Saul Tobin, composer, writer, on Quora: We are way past the problem stage.
(Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and 506).
There have been many cases where people were guilty of music piracy and left with a felony record, accompanied by up to five years of jail time and fines up to $250,000. One of the most important factors to consider is the artists’ creativity and all the upcoming artists motivation.
Illegal file sharing is not a problem with a solution, it’s merely the key that unlocked the underlying market equilibrium.
The lesson is not to prop up the music industry with digital protectionism in the form of restrictive DRM or regressive laws.
Granted, when Apple launched the i Tunes Music Store in 2003 there was a lot to complain about.
Tracks you bought on computer A often refused to play on gadget B, thanks to that old netizen bogeyman, digital rights management. ) My local Apple store was actually picketed by nerds in hazmat suits attempting to educate passersby on the evils of DRM.