Music being the core of our lives, have now reached to a level where it getting disrupted on a very large scale. The value of illicit music content globally has reached to 32 billion USD in 2017 (approx.) and will reach up to 41.8 Billion USD by 2022. Global Music Piracy and Copyright Infringement Report 2018, elucidates the growth and consequences experienced in the Music Industry due to online piracy. The economic ramifications are increasing among the stakeholders and in the global music industry because of easily available free pirated musical content. Core reason behind this is growth and development in the internet and smartphone usage.
Across the globe the reach of artists and creators have increased tremendously which have inversely affected the music industry. The scope to avail music freely has increased for the music enthusiasts with growing illegal pirated websites and apps at their finger tip. As per the report the adoption rate of internet users and smart phone connections has reached up to 55% in 2017. With the growing number of paid digital music subscribers who adds up to $25 per user to subscription-based services are increasing at an incredible rate, and have added up to 2.5 billion dollars to the subscription-based services in 2017.
As the number of paid subscribers is increasing day in and day out the revenue generation is also increasing at an incremental amount. The scope of users has now reached more than 100 million in 2017, and is still expected to grow with each passing minute.
The report has explored the primary forces that drives digital piracy. Music industry is now confronting new avenues in which their rights are getting infringed and the rate of their revenues are diminishing. As per the report the estimated value total losses faced by the Music Industry in European Union in 2016 has reached up to 466 million USD (approx.).
The report has been analyzed on the basis of four pillars comprising firstly, Social- that creates an understanding as how artists and record labels are strangulated, their goodwill is compromised and how consumers are opting for easier and cheaper means to avail music. According to the report, the user base of online streaming services has increased to 131 million users globally in 2017.
Secondly, Economical- the increasing losses that are being faced by Music Industry. Thirdly, Technological- Music Piracy is being augmented due to technological advancements as it has provided various illegitimate means for dissemination of music.
And lastly Legal- as the losses incurred by the stake holders of global music industry are increasing at a fast pace and the recovery of such losses is becoming difficult due to inappropriate regulations, there is a huge vacuum between the existing legal frameworks and developments in technology.
The report comprises of 10 countries namely, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, UK and USA that have taken efforts to resolve these illicit activities and the countries that are required to take assertive measures.
The report has also come up with various recommendations that are mix of all the aspects related to music industry and piracy through online platforms. These recommendations are very essential to music content creators as it will help them in safeguarding their copyrights and also take proper legal action against the violators.
1. Executive Summary
2. Scope and Approach
2.1. Internet – Downloads, Streams & Pirates
2.2. Definitions & Terminologies
3. Global Music Piracy Perception Index
Section 1 – In Focus
4.1. Evolution of Piracy in Music Industry
4.2. Piracy’s Economical ramifications
4.3. Music Industry’s Response to Piracy
5. The Market Size of Pirated Music
5.1. By Value
5.2. By Region
Section 2 – Of Labels & their Future
6. Global Music Industry landscape
6.1. Record Labels and Independent Labels
6.2. Digital Music
6.3. Internet Radio
6.4. The Future of Music Industry
Section 3 – Pirates & unviable response
7. Notorious Web of Pirates & Domains
7.1. Removal of Infringed & Pirate music from Web
7.2. Unlawful Exploitation of Digital Content
7.3. John Doe
8. Countering Piracy by Infringing Privacy
Section 4 – Jurisdictions & Governance on Copyrights
9. Analysis of Copyright laws - International Law/Treaties/Agreements
9.1. WIPO Internet Treaties
9.2. WIPO Copyright Treaty
9.3. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
9.4. EU Copyright Directive
9.5. Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
10. Australia - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
11. Brazil - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
12. Canada - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
13. China - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
14. India - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
15. Japan - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
16. South Korea - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
17. Sweden - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
18. UK - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
19. USA - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
Section 5 – Strategic Insights & Recommendations
20. Breakout markets
21. Strategic Recommendations
21.1. Recommendation 1
21.2. Recommendation 2
21.3. Recommendation 3
21.4. Recommendation 4
21.5. Recommendation 5
21.6. Recommendation 6
21.7. Recommendation 7
21.8. Recommendation 8
WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, 1996
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