Piracy On The Net: Why It Needs More Policing

All over America, computer enthusiasts have a marvelous new way to assemble record collections--MP3 files. These are highly compressed data files that allow an ordinary computer to download music from the Internet. You can sign up with a chat room that promotes exchanges of MP3 files and search for virtually any compact disk or tape that exists. (Within days of release, someone puts it into cyberspace.) Then you download the files. Voila! You can carry around hundreds of albums on your laptop, and never buy another CD.

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