The habits concerning consumption and utilization have changed dramatically with the spread of the internet. Currently a young generation of consumers is growing up, for which the classical storage media (records, cassettes, compact discs) are fairly irrelevant and who more frequently use the Internet as medium for their enjoyment of culture.

Without the permission of right owners, protected works may not be made ​​available over the Internet - not even if you do this free of charge and it serves no commercial purpose. Although it is permitted to download works for personal use, once an upload is connected with the download, there is a copyright violation.

 

Will the classical balance of interests in copyright collapse because of the internet?

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