Piracy has revolutionized a lot in the past few years. And all this has a drastic impact on recording companies, distributors, and artists and faces a huge money loss. Music piracy is no even unethical but also illegal and is considered a crime. If you have downloaded a pirated music album or a music video and shared it with others, you are also responsible for committing piracy. So be careful with that. Here are the five ways by which you can protect your music from digital piracy.
BEWARE OF CURRENT LEGISLATION
Knowing the music legislation is very important. As a music producer or an artist, you must be aware of the legislation and what you can do with your music in that legislation. You can get help in knowing the legislation from sites like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Center for Democracy & Technology, IFPI.
COOPERATION BETWEEN MUSIC INDUSTRY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
The music industry should cooperate with law enforcement agencies to take strict actions against pirates and bring them to justice. The music industry should also engage the government in making stringent legislations against piracy and fixing high piracy penalties.
USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO TRACE PIRATES
Use technology to trace your music distribution and who is sharing it. The watermarking technologies help you to trace your music. Companies like intrasonics offer audio watermarking technology to track where and who has shared your music. watermarking technology is revolutionary in the music industry and has helped eliminate music piracy.
KEEP RECORDING STUDIO SAFE AND HACKER PROOF
While recording a song, you should make sure that your studio is safe. Instead, the artist should ask the io studio owner that how safe is the studio is. You can also be in a big problem if you have an active internet connection during the recording. So work with no internet policy in a studio. Also, beware of the hackers, keep your hard drive secure, and have an eye on tech security. Instead, I would suggest using your hard drive and taking it back immediately after you have done recording.
RAISE AWARENESS IN TH AUDIENCE ABOUT PIRATED CONTENT
The artists should be aware of their audience and fans about piracy and pirated content. Educate them about piracy and its impact. Tell them how they can stay away from the pirated content and how they can prevent trouble.