The following scenario addresses a scenario and case law on privacy protections in entertainment venues.
Please read carefully and complete a written assignment as directed below:
At issue in the twenty-first century is the trade-off between the necessity of writers, musicians, artists, and movie studios to profit from their work and the free flow of ideas for the public benefit. Movie (and music) industry participants claim that encryption programs are necessary to prevent piracy. Others, however, including the defendants in cases such as Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, 273 F.3d 429 (2d Cir. 2001), argue that the law should at least allow purchasers of movies, music, and books in digital form to make limited copies for fair use.
· Which side of this debate do you support?
Personally I support that there should be laws on piracy protection.. Intellectual property is defined as being a creative process of an individual. With out the piracy protection any number of people can go and say they are the ones that cam up with whatever idea and claim it as their own and take the credit for it, not to mention any monies that would come along with the production of the idea. I don’t think that it is fair for another to take credit for someone else’s work. They are not the ones that put their blood sweat and tears into the said work.
· Is it possible to strike an appropriate balance between the rights of both groups on this issue?
There has been a lot of debate on which way if any on which way to balance out both groups on this issue. I for one don’t think there will ever be a appropriate balance set in place just for the simple fact that someone will find wrong on what ever is decided. Piracy protection as well as copy rights etc. are placed for a reason and people need to learn that they can’t steal other peoples work.