Privacy Protection Against Bootlegging Pirates Essay

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PRIVACY PROTECTION AGAINST BOOTLEGGING PIRATES Privacy Protection against Bootlegging Pirates Gerald Travis Applied Business Law-30 Prof. Tiffany Cox In the argument that the law should at least allow purchasers of movies, music, and books in digital form to make limited copies for fair use, I would have to say that purchasers should not be able to copy movies, music, or books in digital form for fair use. Many musical artist, movie makers, and digital book makers have lost money behind this issue. Many artist, movies, and digital books are covered under the copyright act to protect against their work being copied and sold. I really do not believe it is fair that a company puts out a record, or a movie, or even a book and an individual can buy it and make copies and sale it for a profit without the owner getting paid. These items are for your private use when you purchase them, not for you to buy and re-sale them for your profit. This is called pirating and is illegal to do. Most companies copyright their work so individuals can not copy and sell their items for their personal gains. In a case of a record company (A&M Records) - vs – Napster, Inc ( 2001) The district court preliminarily enjoined Napster from engaging in, or facilitating others in copying, downloading, uploading, transmitting, or distributing plaintiffs' copyrighted musical compositions and sound recordings, protected by either federal or state law, without express permission of the rights owner. Federal court found that failure to obtain permission before facilitating the transmission of copyrighted material via a website constituted copyright infringement. .( When you copy a copyrighted item, in the streets it is called bootlegging. In many street corners in the United States this is going on. What it does is take away the money

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