Stealing Music Online: Is Music Piracy Stealing?
I find that music piracy is not stealing. Why is music piracy not stealing? In this chapter ethics are based on morality and society. I find that our society rules are not universally enforced. The corporations are not morally correct when they charge their consumers way more than their product is worth. The scarcity factor in our economic system is not measureable. The consumers are paying way too much for what the product is worth. Artists and Corporations run a business that exceeds the product and life of the product. It is evident that the theories of morality are questionable. I for one enjoy the ethical egoism to an extent that one person should equally give as they have been given to. I find that our society is based on discrimination, competition and so much unbalance when equality is ignored due to resources and distribution of those resources.
One I find that music piracy keeps corporations moral. This is the greater good for all because corporations charge consumers way too much for their product. They are not able to manage their products, costs with their demand in regards to society and poverty. They forge through prices to cover their own personal interests. Their gains are profitable and they capitalize on their own products even if they are not worth the price they charge, so music piracy is not stealing, but a checks and balance of a system that is not ethical.
The Case for Ethic Theory and a Case Against Ethic Theory
The case for Ethnic Theory that is counteracting each moral code is to understand what is the case by case scenario will help someone understand what computer science of ethics or morals for behavior is. This woman in the news was given fines for stealing music online. But, corporations were not given fines when pricing too high prices, which calculate as theft, but they call it profit. When an individual sell music without licenses and permission they are bound by a moral code and legal action against them. On the other hand, when corporations steal from consumers using “profits” as a means to a consumers’ market and trading factor, we now have an ethical business complexity. In our society and culture, we ignore corporations and our capitalism because it is for the greater good, or common good, yet the corporations are the components to pollutions and social injustice components to environment and human development. Our society is face with health issues, environment issues and finally humanity issues, yet we have reasons to excuse their moral code.
My Personal Reflection and Testimony
My decision to steal music online is not part of my moral code or values, but if I did steal online, I would be part of the piracy that consists of stealing from corporations and artisans that lose capital. Does this mean profits goes down or does it mean, basic needs aren’t met is the question? Is this a morality that should be questioned, or should the morality of corporations and artisans who are wealthy should be questioned?