Annotated Bibliography Alex

Adermon, Adrian. Liang, Che-Yuan. "Piracy and Music Sales: The effects of an Anti-Piracy Law." Sep. 2014: Web. 23 Feb 2015

This article talks about an anti-piracy reform in Sweden in 2009. It says how initially the law did its job, piracy went down and the sale of music went up. However, after the first six months the numbers went back to the way they were due to the fact that there wasn't a good enough enforcement of the law. The article provides background on the topic and how laws put into place have effected the amount of piracy in Sweden. It talks about IPRED, the law which deals with property rights for things like music, which was put into place in Sweden in 2009.

This article has a multitude of working links, the evidence is supported and it has been reviewed. The authors do have contact information and they are very credible and qualified to write on this subject. It wasn't published that long ago and it is still relevant. It helps talk about another countries attempt to stop piracy and how it failed. The article was published on an economic journal, I found it through the libraries internet links which makes it seem more credible. It has been reviewed and revised. The tone seems unbiased and there are no spelling mistakes. The article is to inform about Sweden's attempt to stop piracy.

I feel comfortable citing this source in my paper. The article relates to my topic and it can show how banning sites isn't enough. It also discusses how police need to enforce the law for it to work. It is a credible article which has quite a bit of usable information in it.

Bennett, Holder J. "Japan's "New" Anti-Piracy Campaign for Anime and Manga." 13 Aug 2014: Web. 16 Feb 2015

This article talks about the reason why I chose this particular topic, Japan's new anti-piracy campaign. This article talks about how Japan's new law might end up doing nothing if other countries don't get behind it. Japan loses billions each year due to illegal distribution of anime and manga. I would say that this is informing about the new law.

This article is very relevant, the law was introduced only last year. The article was published on August 13, 2014, it has not been revised, for this topic since it is a recent law only more recent articles will work. This article helps shed light on other countries and how piracy affects not only the US but places like Japan as well, I feel comfortable citing it to help the reader understand this. The author is a professor and knows quite a bit on this subject. There is evidence to support this, I also have heard some of these things. It also shows how Japan has tried to prevent piracy and how well it will work. It talks about the negative consequences of Piracy but the author doesn't seem to have a bias, they just are informing us about the new law.

Clemmitt, Marcia. "Internet Regulation." CQ Researcher 13 Apr. 2012: 325-48. Web. 17 Feb. 2015

This article is talking about censorship, how closing down sites because of the anti-piracy campaigns will not be tolerated. The author also brings up Net neutrality, this is the principle that content should be treated equally. They claim that Piracy robs creative artists and that it harms the economy with all of its lost revenue. Many people are hired by the entertainment company, they claim that the people most hurt are the extra people who do things like make the DVDs and transport them to wherever they are intended to go, by illegally downloading a movie the middle workers are hurt the most. This article overall talks about the harm that comes from illegally downloading music and movies, but it also talks about the dangers of outright making it illegal.

This article was published April 13, 2012 by Marcia Clemmitt, I don't see that it has been updated, this topic does require current information but 2012 is pretty current. It is a very relevant source of information, it sheds a little light on the people most hurt by piracy and the negative consequences of making it illegal. Since it was found on CQ Researcher it is intended for students or someone who has access to CQ Researcher. It is appropriate and I feel comfortable siting it in my paper. The author is a journalist with several degrees who has written a few articles with subjects like this one. She has multiple links to her research, she does seem to have a bit of a bias and I didn't see any errors.

This article was helpful, it helped me with my argument because it shows the negative side of piracy and who it hurts. I will use this source to inform on who is hurt and what troubles come with making certain sites illegal. It helped me change how I feel, I was originally in the middle, I could argue for both sides but this has swayed me a little more towards why it is bad.

Greenblatt, Alan. "Future of the Music Industry." CQ Researcher 21 Nov. 2003: 989-1012. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.

This article discusses the illegal downloading of music. It uses an example of a young kid telling a store owner how he can download music for free on the internet since he can't get them anywhere else. It talks about something other than anime and manga which is being pirated, it is talking about music. It talks about how the music industry is fighting back and it shows some artists who oppose illegal downloading. It also discusses who is hurt and addresses the belief that since music industries are rich no one is really being hurt.

This article was published in 2003, it is a bit dated but like the others it shows just how much money is lost because of piracy. It has many working links, but it has not been updated. The article talks about my topic, it talks about another form of piracy and who is hurt by it. The intended audience is probably people who have access to CQ Researcher. The author is a writer for CQ Researcher and he seems pretty credible. I don't see any way to contact the author. The information comes from many different sources and is supported by evidence. It seems unbiased and I see no errors. The purpose is to inform about piracy and how it is hurting the music industry.

I feel comfortable citing this in my paper. It is a bit old but the information is still relevant today. It also seems credible since it came from CQ Researcher. I can use this source to talk about the other form of piracy and how it hurts us here in the US.

"Japan begins anti-piracy campaign against 300 Internet sites." 30 July 2014: Web. 23 Feb 2015

This is a very short article which talks more about Japan's attempt to stop piracy. It talks about just how much money Japan loses every year due to piracy. They tell about how long the owners of the websites were given to shut down their sites. They also tell about a new website put up to hopefully fix the availability problem, it is a legal site like Netflix where you pay a certain amount of money and watch anime.

This article is very relevant, it came out just after Japan's announcement to stop piracy. It has not been updated but it is still current which is what my topic needs. It has one link and it is functional. It relates to my topic, it discusses how Japan is hurt by piracy and how much they lose. I might feel comfortable citing it more for examples of methods used to stop piracy. It was published on The Japan Times, it is a .com website but it is taken from a newspaper from Japan. There is a section to email the editor. It has been reviewed by an editor. It seems unbiased, it sounds like they are just informing us about the new law.

This article is helpful, it tells more about Japan's campaign and just how much they lose annually to piracy. The article also talks about the website made to make anime more accessible to people but can still give money to Japan.

Marshall, Patrick G. "Software Piracy." CQ Researcher 21 May 1993: 433-56. Web. 15 Feb 2015

This article is talking about how software piracy is really hurting the US economy. It is showing the different types of software piracy, it is also showing why it is so bad. It covers topics such as; why is it so hard to catch people who illegally download software, how even copying a program to give to someone else is still piracy, and how illegally downloading software hurts us in the end.

The source, even if it is outdated, is still useful it was written May 21, 1993. The topic it covers is still relevant and with more software the more piracy there is. It helps me show the extent of piracy. The intended audience is more scholarly types who use CQ Researcher. The author is Patrick G Marshall, he is a writer. The information comes from a reliable source, it is supported by evidence. It compares with all of my other sources because it talks about the negative consequences of piracy. It is biased and it is trying to inform us about the problem associated with piracy.

It is very helpful, it helps illustrate my point. I can use it as back-up for my belief that piracy can have negative consequences for everyone. It has helped show me how bad any form of piracy can be.

This article is helpful, it shows how piracy can affect other countries and how well stopping it is going. I can incorporate this source into showing just how much is lost in Japan due to illegal distribution of anime and manga. It has helped me see just how huge piracy can be.

"METI to Start the First Cross-Industry Anti-Piracy Measures for Manga and Anime." July 30 2014: Web. 23 Feb. 2015

This article is talking about METI, or the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. It talks about who they are and what they are trying to accomplish. It talks more about the amount of money Japan loses annually due to piracy, this also helps strengthen the credibility of the other article because the amount is the same and some of the information is too. They also have the full details of the law and they tell who is in charge of METI.

The page was created on July 30, 2014, it has not been updated but it is pretty recent. The links are functional and relate to the subject being discussed. It is very relevant, it has a link to the campaign started in Japan which is the reason I picked this article. The intended audience was anyone who watches anime or reads manga who believe it shouldn't be free. There isn't a specific author mentioned but the creators of the page work for the government and are very qualified to write on this subject. They have their contact information at the bottom of the page. It is a .gov website which makes it very credible. The information comes from the source of the campaign itself, METI. It has probably been reviewed multiple times to make sure the information is correct. It does have some bias, it is very informative and I can verify some of the information. It has an objectionable view because they are the ones in charge of the campaign. Since they are from Japan which is losing billions annually they definitely have some cultural bias.

This article is very helpful. I can use the link they provide to find all of my information about the campaign itself. I can find the information about METI on this site since it's their own website. I can also use this site to find out more about the law itself and who is in charge.

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