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1. Prologue

Digital piracy, like other forms of piracy, involves the violation of copyright laws. Piracy quintessentially refers to the unauthorized use of material in whatever form. Digital piracy focuses on electronic and audio-visual media. As long as it entails illicit reproduction and distribution, it can be classified as such. Very briefly, the term 'piracy' can be described as the act of copyright infringement, and most courts of law view this as a sinister activity bound by certain regulations and punishments.

Here, information is categorised into separate sections for ease of viewership and will deal with issues pertaining to the definition of digital piracy, how it came about, common methods used, laws, and case studies. Statistics and analysis is also included to give an idea of the current situation with regards to digital piracy around the world. Lastly, there will be a section on views garnered from various sources about the topic of piracy in general.


1. Prologue

2. Digital Piracy

    2.1. Streaming Methods

    2.2. Downloading / uploading Methods

3. Copyright Law in Singapore

    3.1. "Hard" Approaches (Prevention Methods)

    3.2. "Soft" Approaches (Promotion Methods)

4. Case Studies of Digital Piracy

    4.1. Music Industry

         4.1.1. Napster

         What is MP3?

         What is Napster?

         How does Napster work?

         Napster Lawsuit

         Napster's Impact on Music Industry

         4.1.2. iTunes & iPod

         What is iTunes?

         What is iPod?

         Popularity of iTunes and iPod

         The Impact on Music Industry

   4.2. Motion Picture Industry

         4.2.1. ODEX

         What is anime?

         What is ODEX?

         The Controversy

        4.2.2. YouTube


         Copyright "Crisis"

         Dealing with Copyright Issues

5. Current Information on Digital Piracy

   5.1. Introduction

   5.2. Study Highlights

   5.3. Press Release

6. Opinions on Digital Piracy

   6.1. Anti-Piracy

   6.2. Pro-Piracy

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  1. Unknown User (u0806970)

    okay hi all, here are some questions we might wanna address during tmr's meeting.

    ~ definition of piracy.
    - it may be a common concept, but for formality's sake, let's just think about it (:

    ~ piracy laws in singapore
    - just to get some grounding..

    ~ soft approaches to combat internet piracy
    - for example, campaigns, education, outreach programs..

    ~ statistics
    - it's mentioned in e article provided by nazrul that statistics regarding the actual amount of revenue loss varies from report to report, so let's give some examples!

    ~ views of the masses regarding internet piracy
    - we can look for articles, or better yet, let's carry out surveys!

    ~ what those affected are doing
    - eg celeb filing lawsuits, etc

    ~ societal impact & moral implications of internet piracy
    - if everyone does it, what harm can i get into if i do it too?
    - mummy does it, daddy does it, so it can't be wrong..

    ~ political impact?
    - china getting e rap frm e US? i read abt it in one of my history lessons; i could look it up.

    that's all for now(:

  2. Unknown User (u0806970)

    here's a great link for our project. it's about Business Software Alliance (BSA) and their role and efforts in promoting a safe and legal digital world. knock yourselves out(:
    click here.

  3. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Hey guys, I think it's about time that we start doing something about our Wiki project here >.> Our 2nd project submission is due this coming Friday after all.

  4. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Guys, I need you all to create the separate pages so that I can go ahead with the hyperlinking and such. Do it pronto.

  5. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Guys, I need you all to create the separate pages so that I can go ahead with the hyperlinking and such. Do it pronto.

  6. Unknown User (u0806970)

    hi can i edit the

    5. Current information in Digital Piracy

       5.1. Statistics

       5.2. Statistical analysis

    as above to wad is actually outlined in my page? like Introduction, etc etc..

    1. Unknown User (u0807172)

      It's all yours.

  7. Unknown User (u0807157)

    I added iPod to iTunes as I think they both are related

    something interesting regarding how much money a song artist make

    1. Unknown User (u0807172)

      I'll do the para-phrasing for you later.

  8. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Hey guys, I don't want to sound whiny but we need to get things rolling. We are running out of time.

  9. Unknown User (u0807182)

    Hi Guys,

    I've just change the topid of my part from piracy laws to copyright laws. Think it sounds more approiate.

    Hope this change will not affect any of your parts. But if it does affect please inform me.

    1. Unknown User (u0807172)

      The page needs major para-phrasing; linking it to the offical websites won't do any good. Only a small chunk of the information on the websites are needed, so if you need some help with the para-phrasing, seek Shidah or myself for assistance.

      1. Unknown User (u0807182)

        Hey don't worry this is not my final page. This page's been up there for a week already and I was only doing the linking yesterday. I'm still working on the contents and hope to get it done by tonight.

  10. Unknown User (u0508805)

    So ping yang, you mentioned about making hyper links through the markups.... about adding some where?

    Can explain in details again?

    1. Unknown User (u0807182)

      Hi guys, just realized actually we can anchor text in the Rich Text tab. Just put following tag {anchor:anchorName } on the line you wanna anchor, replacing the word in red with the name of your anchor. To link to the specific anchor, just link it to#anchorName if it's in the same page or pageName#anchorName if it's in another page (e.g. DLera:Current Information on Digital Piracy#relaease).

      Examples are the link of 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 above.

      Hope this helps.

  11. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Hey guys, since the main page contains only the prologue and the fully-expanded content table, I suggest scrapping the main heading and just putting it as the page title instead. What do you think?

  12. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Thanks for the helpful information. Meanwhile, help out with as much anchoring as you can. We'll appreciate it.

  13. Unknown User (u0807182)

    Hey need some help in paraphrasing of the words in red in here: Copyright Law in Singapore

  14. Unknown User (u0807182)

    Guys i decide to only do internal anchoring for u guys now because i found a few deadlinks here and there. Can you guys do me help me check all the links to your page? Make sure there's no deadlink.

    Please take note if you change your page title the link will become invalid because the previous link follows the title of your page.

    Ok I think one of meeting agenda today. Confirm the number of pages you have and their titles and standardize how you want to implement the contents table.

  15. Unknown User (u0806970)

    Ping Yang, I'm helping Jerrick now; I'll get to you later okay. By the way, should we insert some pictures? So it doesn't look too... flat.

    1. Unknown User (u0807182)

      Yea.... pictures, cartoons video...

  16. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Guys, I heard people in the IVLE saying that the deadline for the Wiki project (and maybe the other projects) has been delayed. This is not not confirmed yet, though. Anyway, PY, I think you can start with the anchoring in the Prologue page now. We'll need to start doing any incomplete tasks as soon as we can. Also, those in charge with heading 2 and 6 will need to hussle.

    1. Unknown User (u0807182)

      No problem. Will do the anchoring later. Anyway No.2 is mine don't worry will catch up later.

  17. Unknown User (u0807172)

    Good to hear that. By the way, the delay was a hoax. I lol'ed anyway; so did Mr. Anand.

  18. Unknown User (u0807182)

    Shidah, if you are free, i need help here.

    1. Unknown User (u0806970)

      Oh boy. I just edited Ping Yang's streaming methods only to find Jerrick has done it at the same time. I'll er, merge our paraphrasing shall I.