Pros And Cons Of Digital Entertainment Piracy

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Digital Entertainment Piracy: The Big Debate
America thrives on entertainment. It has always been a big part of our culture. This love of music, movies, games etc. has gone to the next level now that we are in an age like no other in history. The digital age. The era of worldwide content at anyone’s fingertips has brought a wave of new entertainment companies and practices especially tailored to consumers. In a world where instant entertainment is found on devices that fit in pockets or even in someone’s ear, people are finding it difficult to wait for the traditional entertainment companies to catch up. When they do, they charge a lot of money for their entertainment. It is a fair tradeoff. It’s about $15-$20 for movie that just came out on DVD; after all, it cost an odd million to make and years to produce. However, American consumers are like Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate factory crying, “I want a golden goose and I want it now!” They usually want it is as cheap as possible too; and nothing is cheaper than free.
This mindset has set the stage for a new practice called digital piracy. People will post movies or music online without permission from the makers and let others watch the content for less money or even for free. This sparked a
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The DMCA was originally so strict that it had to be amended for special occasions. Some engineers and researchers needed access to certain digital files for testing and internet safety procedures.
What is considered piracy under the DMCA law? Piracy occurs when someone other than the copyright holder copies the product and resells it for a fraction of the cost that the legitimate producer charges.” Ripping a movie off the DVD and posting online or borrowing a friend’s newest version of microsoft word and downloading it are examples of digital

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