“Wanna Go Back”
“If you truly
don’t steal it.”
"If retailers and artists
do not offer music fans
what they want, when
they want it, they will turn
to other resources,
such as illegal P2P sites."
of music and movies
can be the kiss of death
for both industries.”
By George McQuade
West Coast Bureau Chief
Studies show that more than $2 billion worth of music and more than $20 billion worth of movie content was downloaded illegally last year.
"Music piracy is illegal and extremely detrimental to all of those who make a living creating original musical works," said Money, who’s new Warrior Records CD, “Wanna Go Back,” was released in March. "If you truly like music, don't steal it. Support the industry by downloading your music legally."
Money is currently on tour promoting his new CD.
“Downloading or distribution of unauthorized copies of intellectual property such as movies, television, music, games and software programs via the Internet is costing production companies millions of dollars,” said Actor Timothy Woodward Jr., co-star of the teen half hour drama called “Grand Strand.” (http://pivrock.com/grandstrand/grandstrand_trailer.mov )
SafeMedia Corporation, based in
SafeMedia CEO & President Safwat Fahmy, who created “Clouseau"
(http://www.mayocommunications.com/00-2007-SafeMediaCorp/MediaCenter.htm ), has submitted testimony to Congress describing his company’s global “P2P Disaggregator” (P2PD) technology, which examines incoming and outgoing packets of information and destroys illegal P2P, while allowing legal P2P to reach its intended destination.
(For entire Wash. DC testimony visit: http://www.mayocommunications.com/00-2007-SafeMediaCorp/MediaCenter.htm
“The technology moves through multi-layered encryptions, analyzes network patterns and updates itself frequently,” said Fahmy. “The packet examinations are noninvasive and foolproof. Clouseau prevents the illegal back and forth flow of copyrighted files like you would find through LimeWire, Morpheus or eMule.”
The technology is offered globally in support of a variety of local, national and international bandwidth and customer requirements.
IFPI, an umbrella organization representing the international recording industry, has estimated that 20 billion songs were illegally swapped or downloaded in 2005. The market research firm NDP Group reported that illegal music downloads jumped 47 percent between 2005 and 2006.MPAA sanctioned LAEDC Study found similar results, and more specific for Hollywood, California and globally.
That study is posted at:
"If retailers and artists do not offer music consumers what they want, when they want it, they will turn to other resources, such as illegal P2P sites," said Benny Mardones, American pop singer and songwriter, who's on tour promoting his new CD entitled, "Lets Hear It For Love." I want better control of the distribution of my music, so everyone gets paid in a fair way. It's nice to know there is technology out there like SafeMedia, which will help us with the problem of illegal music downloads."
Mardonnes, who is best known for his hit single "Into the Night," which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice, in 1980 and again in 1989. Also, according to Wikipedia.com, The story behind "Into the Night" charting twice is this: In 1989, KZZP, a radio station in
Movie piracy costs
There is also a
including a recent USPTO Report, which was release in March 2007 at: http://www.MayoCommunications.com/00-2007-SafemediaCorp/Patent%20Office%20Study%20On%20FileSharing.Pdf
|"Let's Hear It For Love" (featuring Eddie Money) - MP3|
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