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Downloading music andor movies from the internet has lately become a phenomenon Such reality does not only apply to the industrialized countries where technology is accessible but also applies for the developing countries like Egypt Thanks to IPods and other personal music devices it is undoubted that Egyptian users do illegally download music without prior permission from the copyright owners Such is the case an ethical dilemma arises as a result of someone or rather some entities lawful rights are being violated by this activity As a result of such misconduct copyright owners are deprived of their lawful shares of profit Bearing in mind the firm moral structure of Egyptian society where piracy equals theft such transgression is stirring a remarkable debate on the legality of music piracy Despite arguments which claim that file-sharing is harmless it remains an act of theft and therefore the aforementioned claims saying it is harmless rest groundless Considering the resolutely moral structure of Egyptian society it is expected that piracy would be branded a lawless act and would therefore arrive at public censureIn olden days and before the introduction of high technology devices such as IPODs music was bought over-the-counter People who couldnt buy their own music either borrowed it from those who owned discs or cassettes or from public libraries In that case copyrights were not violated and the music discscassette industry scored gigantic leaps as well as achieved enormous profits Today almost every household enjoys a desktop computer or a laptop where its owner whether an adult or a teenager has access to the Internet and could download almost anything from music to movies Most downloading activity takes place in schools and university campuses where high speed Internet is available not to mention leisure time According to the music and movie industries the majority of the offenders are college students using their college Internet serviceDownloading Its worth mentioning that the majority of people who engage
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