Two decades ago there was not actually any kind of cyber law. Now, we can not pick up a paper, without reading something about the firms that do business there, or legal problems that involve the Internet. The film and record business has been distraught over stolen intellectual property, and piracy, copyright infringement. And they’ve every right to be, but they’ren’t taking it lying down.
The truth is, we see that many of the cyber laws on the books are there because the record and film business has sent their lobbyists to Washington DC to get. Has it worked? No and yes, the piracy still exists, which is dubious if it all can be discontinued. The European Union has only come out with a fresh law to shield businesses from people downloading without paying for tunes, and pictures.
Applications firms are also being ripped off, and it is not only in areas like China where you might expect, lots of information occurs in America, as we cross the digital divide and the Internet is global. Occasionally folks can not afford tunes or pictures so they download from a site which has pirated pictures and the tunes, and then there are the folks who build sites who broadcast this stuff who find means to get a hold of it, generally you officially themselves.
Lately there was among the huge issues in the Wall Street Journal and an extremely fascinating post on cyber law. The post was titled “Warner Bros. Probes On-Line Leak of Potter” by Loren A.E. Schuker printed on November 24, 2010.
It turns out that Warner Bros had their latest Harry Potter movie snitched a total four days of head of its introduction based on the post. Although the complete picture wasn’t accessible, the first 36 min. were, and the people that love to play around with file sharing were able to get it for free. Now I Had like to express my view on this issue – and then ask some questions, philosophically of course.
If the movie companies can not get a return on their investment because their pictures and pictures are stolen and given away for free, then they’re likely to spend funds that are large on huge pictures in the future, because they’ll not be able to make a profit. Really, this creates a tremendous threat in the market, if the work is only going to be stolen, and the benefit isn’t there.
This is a detriment to the United States but also nations like India and Brazil who are also now making films with China. They shield their movie industries, as they’ll have precisely the same issues as we do here. Much is at position – hundreds of billions of dollars each year. That’s good over the gross domestic product of at least 300 of the countries of the world – snitched in cyberspace.
Even though we’ve laws in other states, the EU, and America it’s dubious that this issue alone cans stop. It seems that cyber law is simply keeping the honest folks honest, and the offenders are moving too quickly to stop, despite the recent domain name repossessions by authorities. Please consider all this.