Should Free Music Downloads Be Banned?
With the development of technology, more and more people are making use of the Internet and are enjoying downloading all types of materials. Some are especially fond of downloading free music. They argue that free music downloads not only enrich their lives, but also are good for the music industry because they help increase the popularity of music.
However, from my point of view, it is not advisable to allow free music downloads. For one thing, this practice violates the intellectual property rights of musicians. For another, this will exert a negative impact on the sales of musical products such as CDs, which may do harm to the whole music industry. Without good returns, who would like to invest in the music industry?
In order that the music industry will develop healthily, we had better ban free music downloads. Let’s all start to do so ourselves.
Hiring Celebrities as Visiting Professors
Hiring Celebrities as Mating Professors
Via Internet or other means of mass media，it is commoE to team that some super stars are employed as a guest professor of a universityT Whether it is helpful to hire personages for a university's development on hot debate from the very beginning.
There are two voices: Some people think that stars’ social influence can do good to the enrollment of a university and raise its social degrees of approval. Besides, universities should open to society and take advantage of various social resources，inclusive of celebrities1 life experience and struggling adventure. However, others hold the opposite viewpoint. They think that a professor under a star's name is just ai) advertising stunt, and has no practical meaning to the development of the imiversity. It also diverts students* attention from their academic study.
In my view, just as a coin has two sides, the inviting of celebrities as guest professors has both good and bad efFecU. Thus I think colleges should evaliiate the possible results thoroughly, and their choices should be based on the improvement of teaching standards and students, development. Universities should also take the features of their relevant disciplines into consideration before hiring some celebrity as a visiting professor.
You should write a short essay entitled Say No to Pirated Products.Suppose you are going to prepare a gift for your mother's birthday. What gift would you like to choose and why7
Say No to Pirated Products
Today, piracy problem is increasing strikingly in China. Besides books, any products, like tapes, CDs and software can be copied.
It has been well known that due to piracy legitimate producers, inventors and authors have suffered losses in many ways. At first, pirated copies often cost much less than the original ones. As a result, they can enjoy a considerable price advantage despite the poor quality. Compared with pirated products, the original ones sell poorly.
Secondly, because of poor quality, the authors' reputation as well as the publishers' is greatly hurt. Moreover, pirated products may also have negative impacts on customers provided that those legitimate producers' enthusiasm is greatly hurt. The problem will evolve into a vicious cycle.
In my opinion, the government should launch more anti-piracy campaigns and strengthen supervision to further clean up the book, video and software markets. Besides, as customers, we should raise our awareness on how to use legal products as well. Only in this way, I think, can we bring an end to piracy.