Tort and Cyber Crime

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Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, 273 F.3d 429 (2d Cir. 2001), Which side of this debate do you support? I think the conclusive argument should be that any intellectual work and property of an individual or company should be protected according to the preference of the party who created it. It’s their property and they can do what they want to it. There are many reasons as to why this should be the case. If electronic media was free of charge, then there would be no motivation for professional artists, actors and directors to create the media in the first place. This would negatively affect the economy, and most likely the jobs, careers and even colleges would be lost as a result. I think it is somewhat fair to consider some of the opposing views concerning this growing problem in the global scheme of things. The act of stealing and thievery has a negative effect on multiple parties. I have heard it to be said, if that the prices of electronics media were not as high as they are, then piracy would not be such a prevailing problem. Is it possible to strike an appropriate balance between the rights of both groups on this issue? No it’s not right to strike between both groups because the artists, musicians, writers and others have absolute control over their works and how they might be consumed, or distributed. The only right the public has is to buy it under the conditions that are offered or for them to move on to something else. Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, 273 F.3d 429 (2d Cir. 2001), Reference 273 F3d 429 Universal City Studios Inc v. Eric Corley | OpenJurist. (2001, May 1). Retrieved July 24, 2014, from
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