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The topic of the week is: Should unauthorized copying of software and files be stopped?

Context: The development of the internet is accelerating at a very fast pace, and the medium is becoming more and more accessible to everyone. Today, everything a person needs is at his fingertips. Consumers can watch episodes of their favorite TV series by downloading them from the internet. Consumers are also just a click away from the world’s largest music library.

This availability of information, however, has proven itself to be both a boon and a bane to the world of business. Through unauthorized copying of softwares and files, artists are finding it harder and harder to survive in the ultra-competitive industry. Record companies now see no reason to support these gifted artists, since file-sharing softwares ensure a dramatic drop in record sales anyway.

So, what action should be taken: to stop or not to stop the unauthorized copying of software and files? Look through the pros and cons provided. Think about the consequences. Take a stand.

My Stand: Yes, unauthorized copying of software, files and other forms intellectual property by all means and by all mediums should be stopped.

But I can’t really understand where is this going! Your topic is about software and files but your context focuses on creative work such as music. Maybe you could change the topic:

Should file-sharing activities that involve copyrighted materials be stopped?

and you should rephrase the context:

The development of the internet is accelerating at a very fast pace, and the medium is becoming more and more accessible to everyone. Through file sharing networks, internet users are just a click away from downloading what they want regardless if the material being downloaded is copyrighted or not.

File-sharing networks has proven itself to be both a boon and a bane to the world of business. For example, through the download of music from file sharing networks, artists are finding it harder and harder to survive in the ultra-competitive industry. Record companies now see no reason to support these gifted artists, since file-sharing software ensure a dramatic drop in record sales anyway.

So, what action should be taken? Should file-sharing activities that involve copyrighted material be stopped? or should every file-sharing network follow the example of Napster?

In this way, the topic and context is easier to understand.

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