Essays on Implication of Digital Right Management in Digital Media Coursework

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The paper "Implication of Digital Right Management in Digital Media" is an outstanding example of management coursework.   Until a few years back, piracy was not a serious problem with the music industry as with the popularity of the recorded sounds, people were buying vinyl records from the record stores. They could enjoy the songs at home, gatherings and even swap them with friends but copying these songs was most difficult and expensive. Though many people contrived to create bootleg records, these were mere collections of live performances and outtakes, not to the interest of the record companies.

But the invention of the magnetic tape as a means of recording medium brought many changes basically with blank microcassettes. Though many of the executives of the recording industry were showing their concern on duplication of the cassette tapes they had bigger concern than this, as now they had to handle the CDs and digital sounds. CD burners were enabling the people to copy music from CD to their personal computers naturally giving the much greater cause of concern for the recording industries.

People now have access to unlimited downloads of music, can share them and can even make duplicate music content. As changes began to creep in the music world, what should be the reaction of the music industry? This is the question that has been worrying all music lovers and all those associated with the world of music. (Layton (A), Online) Soon record companies began to formulate new techniques as they began to sell special music CDs to consumers with the notion inscribed among the consumers that what they were buying were ordinary compact discs.

But when people began to play these CDs on their computers, they witnessed a strange occurrence. Their programs got frozen and applications slowed down and the root cause of the problem-all the hidden files happened to become almost impossible to install. The question that arose was, why would any company resort to such ways and the answer to this was the copyright issue but the digital revolution was making it impossible for the copyright holders to put a control on the distribution of the property and with this appeared the concept Digital Rights Management inhibiting the use of privacy.

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