Microsoft Releases New Anti-Piracy Software Toolkit
This article summarizes and gives information about music copyright issues. Microsoft Corp. is out with a new software release that it says will enhance copyright protection for the music industry. Music CD sales slumped 11 percent last year in the U.S. and record labels continued to be bedeviled by the dramatic growth of unauthorized downloading of music content off the Internet. Officials from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry speaking in Cannes, France at the annual Midem music conference over the weekend said hundreds of millions of unauthorized music files are being shared around the world.