Motion-Picture-Experts Group, Audio Level 3 (or more commonly known as MP3) -- this new form of audio compression has become a wide topic of controversy over the past few years. MP3 has caused a wide debate over legal and ethical issues since its release in January 1995. Many court cases and lawsuits have resulted from the release of this new technological innovation and there are sure to be many more.
MP3ís are highly compressed audio files
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ever-changing effects sure to come from the constant ups and downs in the business.
MP3 files by themselves are not bad. MP3s are a great technological advantage and should be embraced, but not at the expense of the artists. MP3 software should be more highly regulated so that copies cannot be easily made and so that artists and companies get royalties. Perhaps enforcement of piracy should go so far as fines or jail sentences.