Today most people in the world listen to music through mp3 files with mp3 players. It is easy to see people listening to music with mp3 players on trains, in the streets, and even in restaurants. The music industry, however, is experiencing decreases in revenue since everybody downloads mp3 files via private sites and blogs. Now, it is not hard to download free mp3 files. Actually, I have not bought any music albums since the purchase of my mp3 players. No one wants to buy music albums if they know where they can download free mp3 files. Although the company and police try to catch illegal providers and downloaders, they won’t be able to stop illegal downloads. Unfortunately, I don’t think people will change their minds until they have to do so. They will try to find another way to keep their own priority and contents. In Korea, most people have their own homepage that is similar to Face book. It is called Cyworld. Record companies and Cyworld have made a contract to allow people to decorate their homepage using music. However, people cannot put music through mp3 files. People have to buy the company’s files itself and pay for the music. Cyworld intern pays the record companies. Now, the record companies are trying to claim restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shops to use their paid programs. The Internet and computer technology have developed rapidly over the past 30 years. However, people’s attitudes cannot follow the speed of the developing music technology. Technology is trying to find a way to keep its contents. The extra technology to secure their contents will continue to be more developed until people respect others’ own contents such as music, movies, or books.
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