The World Wide Web has opened the door for better entertainment throughout society however the outlandish acts of piracy is a constant experience within the music and movie business. Sites such as Pandora and YouTube provide society with constant entertainment 24/7. Convenience is the name of the game to a society that does not have to go out physically and purchase movies or music. A number of websites exist, which allows consumers to download music, videos, video games, and software without spending a penny. Here rests the problem of piracy. Websites such as Media Fire, Rapid Share, and others facilitate billions of dollars in lost revenue for a variety of Media Corporations. Some of the ethical challenges surrounding the movie and music industry with respect to the Internet are piracy and illegal sharing of movie and music related content on the Internet. This activity hampers the revenues of the music and movie industry because of illegal content sharing and distribution throughout the globe via the Internet. Ethical challenges also extend to those who chose to download illegal material and furthermore set up shop to sell and distribute music and movies. People have dedicated hours on his or her project and individuals can obtain it with a click of the mouse. Individuals who participate in this type of activity do not comprehend the laws of copyright material.
The education has affected one’s views about the practice of downloading and copying multimedia content by highlighting the concerns surrounding plagiarism and ethical considerations of using copyrighted content of others. Education also teaches one about the legal considerations of using other's content and negative impact of copying other's material on our ability to gain knowledge. These factors educate an individual to use content available over the Internet in an ethical manner.