In an effort to curb piracy, the music industry has decided to release new albums on the same day worldwide. As of right now, albums are usually released on Monday in Britain and France, Tuesday in North America, Wednesday in Japan, and Friday in Australia and Germany. So when someone in one area can’t wait for the new music to be released in their area they are more likely to try and pirate it online from someone in another location. As a result, groups representing music retailers, record companies and artists have decided new albums should now be released on Friday across the world at one minute past local time. The new system is expected to go into effect by July.