Most of the information found on the internet is copyrighted. Therefore it is illegal to share information without the permission of the owner. The violation of this law has often been associated with the internet users who often download and share copyrighted information without the owner’s knowledge. Internet users are supposed to pay for the use of online books, music, movies, software and many forms of intellectual properties. Most copyright owners are supposed to restrict the use of their work to avoid the sharing of their work without their permission. With the presence of such online information, internet users often worry about the imposed rules concerning copyright. Restrictions may hinder the evolution of technology. One such online threat is piracy, which is defined by Hunnewell as “the illegal duplication and distribution of sound recordings”.Commercial pirates use the Internet to transfer movie files from one country to another for download and subsequent duplication and counterfeits in other markets. As Waterman wonders, “no one can be certain whether Hollywood’s worst case scenario of movie revenue decimal due to p2p file sharing will materialize” (2009, p. 261). It is a fact that the markets for Hollywood movies do not only belong to the English speaking people but also many others natives across the world America, a copyright’s aim is included in the constitution. It is meant to promote the progress of science.
This essay describes online piracy, as it looks into the legality of downloading a holly wood movie. In order to tackle this essay, several sources have been used. The sources provide information about general online piracy affecting film industries…