52% of Downloads are Pirated?

Imagine creating a business model that was based on illegal user activity. Sound far-fetched? Not according to Rick Carnes, President of the Songwriters Guild of America and copyright lobbyist. On a recent trip home from Kansas City, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Rick Carnes and his wife, Janis Carnes, artist and country songwriter for such artists as Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire.
According to Carnes more than 50% of material downloaded on Google is used illegally based on copyright laws. With the ease and access of information on the Internet, copyright protection is important and more difficult than ever to enforce. Get more information on copyright law.

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Janet Osterdock is ZOOM Media’s President and CEO where she focuses on campaign development and implementation. Janet founded ZOOM Cross-Media in 2009 with a team of highly skilled industry specialists. She has a heart for service and works side-by-side with clients to deliver integrated high-impact campaigns. In Janet’s words “implementation is everything and it can make the difference between average performance and outstanding performance.” In her spare time, Janet volunteers in pet therapy at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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