What is Piracy?

Music piracy is the copying and distributing of copies of a piece of music for which the composer, recording artist, or copyright-holding record company did not give consent. It has a long history, as Beethoven was afflicted with pirated copies of his music, which reduced the income he could make from publishing.

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According to the IFPI:

The music industry is a business whose success depends on certainty in the legal environment and on copyright law. This is a constant and ever-changing challenge - the music market internationally continues to be distorted by unfair competition from unlicensed services.

IFPI estimates, based on comScore/Nielsen data, that 20 per cent of internet users worldwide regularly access unlicensed services. This estimate applies only to desktop-based devices: it does not include the emerging, but as yet unquantified, threat of smartphone and tablet-based mobile piracy as consumers migrate to those devices.

The industry is responding not with a single strategy, but with a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach. It includes: consumer education on copyright and the value of music; working with law enforcement agencies to tackle online piracy; litigation against online pirate services; and engaging with policymakers and legislators worldwide to create an environment in which the music sector can grow. The industry is also working with online stores to remove infringing apps and to ensure that apps cannot access illegal websites.

The industry believes all parties in the digital economy have a responsibility to support legitimate digital commerce and help tackle piracy in all its forms. Record companies are looking work with advertisers, domain registrars, internet service providers (ISPs), payment providers and search engines to achieve this goal. Courts around the world are finding that the law also requires greater cooperation from online intermediaries.

This is why we at Symphonic do what we do at Topple Track. We don't claim to be the ultimate solution that will stop Piracy, only that we will work hard to start to prevent it from becoming an issue.
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