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1. What do companies usually do when their CEO doesn’t perform well at his/her work?

2. What recruitment methods are popular nowadays? What are the pros and cons of each recruitment method? If you were an interviewer, which method would you like to use? Why?

3. What is copyright infringement? Can you give at least 2 examples?

Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.

Examples :

• Joining a file-sharing network and downloading unauthorized copies of copyrighted music for free.

• Sharing unauthorized MP3 copies of a song on the Internet or through a file-sharing network.

4. How does counterfeiting benefit consumers?

5. What are the most serious consequences of counterfeiting? Give more than one example to support for your idea.

6. What role has technology played in the expansion of counterfeiting?

7. When is music industry considered to have very poor performance? What could be the reasons for this poor performance?

In the 21st century, consumers spent less money on recorded music than they had in 1990s, in all formats.[7] Total revenues for CDs, vinyl, cassettes and digital downloads in the world dropped 25% from $38.6 billion in 1999 to $27.5 billion in 2008 according to IFPI. Same revenues in the U.S. dropped from a high of $14.6 billion in 1999 to $10.4 billion in 2008. The Economist and The New York Times report that the downward trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future[8][9] —Forrester Research predicts that by 2013, revenues in USA may reach as low as $9.2 billion.[8] This dramatic decline in revenue has caused large-scale layoffs inside the industry, driven retailers (such as Tower Records) out of business and forced record companies, record producers, studios, recording engineers and musicians to seek new business...