MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 12-04-2002

GartnerG2 Survey Shows 82 Percent Of Consumers Believe Creating Backups Of Digital CDs Is Legal, Although Laws Are Vague

Bookmark and Share

Stamford, CONN., December 2, 2002 As lawmakers and digital content companies continue to debate the right of consumers to back up digital content, an overwhelming majority of consumers believe that copying digital files is already legal, according to a survey by GartnerG2, a research service of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB).

According to the survey, 82 percent of U.S. consumers believe it is legal to back up software and prerecorded music CDs. Seventy-five percent of consumers believe backing up video games is legal and 73 percent of consumers surveyed believe making backup copies of prerecorded videotapes and DVDs is legal.

"The reality is that current laws are vague and content companies are pushing for strict control over consumer copying behavior," said Mike McGuire, research director for GartnerG2. "Until laws are passed allowing consumers the right to back up files legally, the uncertainty about lack of basic archiving and backup capabilities will stunt growth of the online media distribution market for the next three to five years."

GartnerG2 analysts said U.S. copyright laws, specifically the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), must be modified to allow consumers to make backup copies of their content.

"Amending the DMCA to allow consumers to backup all their digital content is a reasonable compromise between consumer expectation and the reality of copyright law," said McGuire.

As consumers move to all-digital media libraries, the importance of backups and archives is essential because no physical master copies exist. Master digital files are easily damaged or destroyed due to viruses or hard-drive crashes and need to be restored.

"Digital file backups should not be thought of by content companies and lawmakers as a second copy that consumers will distribute through peer-to-peer programs, but rather as an archive that can be accessed when the original file is corrupted or the physical storage mechanism breaks down," said McGuire.

According to Gartner G2, a win-win scenario must evolve between consumers and content companies. If the current situation becomes permanent, the entire industry will suffer.

GartnerG2 surveyed a nationally representative sample of online adults and teens in July 2002. Respondents included 1,005 adults aged 18 or older and 1,009 teens aged 13 to 17.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Show Your Red&Green And Support China's Second Hand Rose #UselessRockUSA Tour

EVENTIDE UltraReverb PLUG-IN NOW AVAILABLE

825 RECORDS INC., BUILDS AND OPENS NEW FACILITY

China Rock Band Second Hand Rose To Perform NYC's Webster Hall As Part Of Their Debut #UselessRockUSA Tour

Momentous Game Of Thrones Music And Video Released To Introduce Musicnotes And Jarrod Radnich Partnership

GINGIO Is Set To Assist The Music Industry With Exceptional Services

Plunky & Oneness Release "Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)" Maxi-Single

Provocative Beijing Rockers Second Hand Rose To Play NYC, DC, Philly, Boston



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» World Cafe Live And WXPN To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Public-Private Partnership That Created Region's Music And Radio Clubhouse
» WeeSPIN Joins With Leading Tech And Music Industry Tastemakers To Celebrate IPhone 6
» Marwan Khoury Signs With Universal Music MENA
» Entrepreneur Raymond A. Los To Launch World's First Multi-Channel Streaming Television Service Provider.
» Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal With BMG
» Republic Records Welcomes Rick Krim As Executive Vice President, Artist Development
» Band Incubator RecordingFestival.com Opens Gates To Submissions
» Drew Hollis, InMusic Brands, To Demo At 2014 Midatlantic Music Conference
» Nickfillmusic "Never Let You Down"
» Burning The Day Is Blazing The Way With Best Metal Act Nomination!


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Show Your Red&Green And Support China's Second Hand Rose #UselessRockUSA Tour
» Provocative Beijing Rockers Second Hand Rose To Play NYC, DC, Philly, Boston
» BROBST Electro-Rock Leads MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart
» Second Hand Rose To Play NYC, DC, Philly, Boston
» Love And Peace 2014 Outdoor Camping Music Festival
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart (Vol. 1, No. 4)
» The Courtesans Drives MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart
» FM Pilots Skyrockets To Top Of MusicDish*China Indie Song Chart
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/19-07/25/2014
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Ticket Giveaway Winners
» MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/12-07/18/2014
» Temple Bar 3 Year Anniversary

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.