Internet Piracy Essay

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Define Pirate:  plagiarist: someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own  copy illegally; of published material  someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation. Examples include long john silver, bluebeard, and Johnny depp.  commandeer: take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"  a ship that is manned by pirates Define: internet piracy Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works covered by copyright law, in a way that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works. Short form, taking copyrighted material online, that does not belong to and was not created by you. STATS ON INTERNET PIRACY IN GENERAL 1. IFPI data shows simultaneous users (logged on at any one time) of pirate services increased from 3 million in June 2002 to 6.2 million as of January 2004. 2. Internet file-sharing involves 800 million unauthorised music files at any one time. 3. 27% of music consumers surveyed internationally said that their spending decreased since they began file-sharing and downloading. The percentage is higher in younger groups where this activity is more concentrated (independent studies in the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and Australia) 4. GRAPHS 1. Internet piracy hierarchy a. Release groups i. When companies create products, someone called an end-user obtains the copyrighted material. They are usually people who have an inside access into the entertainment companies, or they are hackers. Once they obtain the materials, they distribute them to topsites. b. Topsites ii. Topsites are the underground sites that are

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