Napster Hits Small Studios and Local Entrepreneurs
New York, NY May 1, 2011
The year is 2011 and we are still talking about Napster? Why? Because a decade after the website has come and gone, peer to peer sharing networks are finally hurting the little guys as well. Metallica, Dr Dre, and Madonna have all expressed their position against such downloading websites. But it is small studios that are being hurt as well.
According to LearnClubDance.com, about half of the people that visit its website end up illicitly downloading one of its products off of the internet instead of buying it. "When you type in any of our product names into google, you are automatically given the option to download it for free (and illegaly) right away,"says Paul Bolotovsky, who is one of the owners at LearnClubDance.com.
Most people who download products off of the internet do not consider it stealing. But for companies like LearnClubDance.com, it's directly impacting their bottom line. LearnClubDance.com sells instructional dance videos that teach men and women how to dance in clubs, bars, and any night on the town.###