MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
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

The INTERNATIONAL BOOKING AGENTS DIRECTORY Has Just Been Released

Worldwide Premier Of Sylvia Bennett's New Album For You

Killer Tracks Launches New Production Music Label - ICON With 16 New Album Releases

Mega Ran Takes To UK For Spring Tour

Hybrid Studios And Orange County Production House Hold ReverbNation Sweepstakes

Auditions For All Music Fest And Sustainability Conference Announced

COUNTDOWN TO BET Pre-Party & VIP BET AFTERPARTY Are Two Exciting INDUSTRY EVENTS & Opportunities For 'NEXT TO BLOW' ARTISTS To Perform BET AWARDS Weekend June 24-25 In L.A.



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Entertainment Goes Pay Monthly For The First Time As Access Trumps Ownership
» ROLI Releases Beta Version Of BLOCKS Dashboard
» Heart Dance Scores Several Nominations At Prestigious Award Show
» Audiam + SOCAN Provide New YouTube Service
» WXPN Names Talia Schlanger As New Host Of World Cafe Syndicated Music Radio Program
» Kevin Kelleher Named Chief Operating Officer Of Sony Music Entertainment
» Fan-Powered Event Crowdsourcing Platform Stagelink Expands To The United States Of America
» Calgary's YYC Music Awards 2017 Submissions Now Open!
» Dominique De Beau Presents Her New Track 'All I Want'
» 25 Artists Up For Best Independent Album Of The Year In Europe


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

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Jackson Wong Named As Managing Director Of Warner Music China
» Avex Group Rediscovers Mainland China Market
» Peermusic And Hamshore Tang Win Lawsuit Against Chinese Label YY
» Earl & The Steadies Sign With MusicDish For Representation In China
» Armada Night - China
» NYC's Chinese-American MC Bohan Phoenix Releases New EP 'JALA'
» Music Marketing Agency Syn Launches Beijing Office
» Warner/Chappell Production Music Promotes Aaron Gant To Senior Vice President Of Production
» World Blues & Roots Band Harper And Midwest Kind China Tour
» ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy
» Why Do So Many Music Technology Startups Fail?
» New Report Debates Future Of Arts & Culture Ticketing

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 © 1997-2017 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.