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Should encription codes be used to deter copying media?

Updated on March 4, 2013

I believe that both sides of the encryption discussion have viable concerns. On the one hand, if copies of a person's music or other copy right media is made, the copies can be sold and given to others without any financial gains by the owner or artist. On the other hand, media is preserved on unreliable ways that can be destroyed and the purchase media lost. If copies are unable to be made, once the c.d or d.v.d. is ruined, a person would have to buy rights to the media again. This can be quite costly.

I believe that once copyright of something is purchased, it is the purchasers responsibility to take care of the media. If you bought a book and ruined it, you couldn’t very well have claim to another book. However if you bought the book in a digital form, then you should have rights to the digital form as long as it is available.

A way to make both sides happy would be an option of selling their music/art as a digital option or if they would like to only sell their wares in a more physical sense. If the artist did opt into using digital forms, they would have to understand that they are selling the art, not the physical mode. The laws that are already in effect limiting use of copyright material to only personal use is a good way to accomplish peace. Even though it would be hard to suspect the culprits, the necessary laws are already in effect to help protect the artists.


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