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Amid declining sales and fading stardom, many independent artists, producers and filmmakers are using the Internet to make entertaiment on their own. For example, consumers can now download and exchange music with friends through music exchanges, or find a wide range of movies through independent film and video sites like YouTube. Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertaiment as activity understood objectively, which involves communication between text and audience, is based on external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and takes place in a passive form.