The new age of Silicon Valley has opened up huge potential for information exchange. After 2000 year the fast-growing World Wide Web has opened up almost unlimited access to any kind of data – any software, movie or book can be downloaded in matter of very short terms. Of course, it is fully coincides with the main concept of the Internet – any person from any part of the world can get access to any kind of knowledge. But what can we do with commercial products?
The modern software components can cost a few hundreds or even thousand dollars. The cost for mainstream movie production starts at few dimes of millions. And a simple book can take a hundreds of paid of hours from author. But even in countries with highly developed right protecting system you can’t guarantee, that the author or right owner will get their royalties for product distribution. And it doesn’t depend of some law restrictions – it all becomes a part of human consciousness about Intellectual Property (IP).
The main part is the responsibility for the IP piracy. And in the most cases it falls not only on redistributing person, some kind of hacker or man, who’re just making illegal copy. For some kind of people it’s just like a hobby without any cloven hoof.
It the matter of end user, which decides do not pay for some kind of products and just download a shared pirated copy. The big excuse for some kind of information distribution can be relevance. Some older products that have been released for a few years or decades ago can become legit for a free distribution over Internet. Otherwise, the author or copyright holding company has full right to get financial compensation for using of his IP – no matter what is it about, the software product or a brand-new movie.
It’s clearly specified in the field of law for many countries. But when it becomes understandable for the most part of the people and everyone will have some moral obligation when using the IP to pay it price to the owner, the actual piracy percentage will become significantly lower.
The new age of Silicon Valley has opened up huge potential for information exchange. After 2000 year the fast-growing World Wide Web has opened up almost unlimited access to any kind of data – any software, movie or book can be downloaded in matter of very short terms.