Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The technological advances in our time are creating significant businesses loss in the TV and movie industry. With our youth learning how to use new technology at such a young age, piracy is making it dangerous for the entertainment industries profits.   This idea of torrents came up in October 2002, which allows many people to download large files at the same time, which made piracy so much more available and easier for people to do.  Websites like Napster, LimeWire and Kazaa, that used torrents have become extremely popular to download music. This led the way for people to start downloading bigger files like TV shows and movies from many different people at the same time. 
            Piracy has become so easy for people to do because with new technological advances like tablets and other mobile devices which make getting online a lot more accessible and available any place and all the time. People that are pirating these files are not very concerned about getting caught for breaking copyright laws because there are so many people that are sharing these files it would be impossible to sue everyone. The TV shows and movies have copyright rules and laws to try to prevent this type of piracy from occurring. For example, if a person gets a misdemeanor pirating movies and TV shows, they may get a year sentence in prison and/or $100,000 in fines. Some also can receive a felony conviction for piracy of a movie or TV show and get 5-year sentence in prison and/or $250,000 fine.
            In the article by Dan Graziano he believes that this problem of piracy will not be able to be stopped because the community that practices this has gotten too big and it is more convenient and cheaper for the people that want the TV shows and movie entertainment.
            The idea of privacy needs to be reexamined and the copywrite laws rewritten. The TV and movie industries must keep up with the tremendous advances in technology and realize that business has changed a great deal.

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