Running a red light and downloading movies or series from Torrent and countless other sites is illegal and punishable by law. But how many of us think twice before clicking that tab to download copyrighted content?
Over a decade ago, piracy PC games were all the rage, and Delhi’s infamous Palika Bazaar was in good business selling them. A set of CDs costs between Rs 500 and Rs 30, depending on who you are – a confused beginner or a passerby who has caused a relationship with the shop owner. Today, in the digital age, piracy is rampant as consumers seek to dodge the fees charged by premium streaming sites or watch the latest cricket match or match on screen for free large images.
So What Exactly Is Digital Piracy?
This term refers to the illegal copying or distribution of any copyrighted material over the Internet. Essentially, it negatively impacts the revenue of creative industries – like film, television, publishing, music, and games.
According to DataProt, annual worldwide revenue losses due to digital piracy range from $40 billion to $97 billion for the global film industries.
According to a joint report published by Akamai and MUSO, India ranks third among consumers of pirated content in 2021. Between January 2021 and September 2021, India recorded 6.5 billion visits to hacking sites, behind the US at 13.5 billion and Russia at 7.2 billion. It may seem like a victimless crime, but the criminals who run these hijacking websites can sometimes be part of dangerous organized crime groups that use your money to carry out their crimes. present much more serious crimes.
Types of Piracy
Piracy, when presented thoroughly in terms of software, can be classified into 5 categories, as follows –
Counterfeiting: Is the acquisition, copying and distribution of illegally distributed copyrighted material that directly imitates the copyrighted work. The nature of the distribution of said products may or may not be. The most common way to distribute these pirated works is through compact discs.
Internet Piracy: Internet piracy is the process of downloading a file from the Internet or obtaining software online through a compact disc. Methods of stealing data on the Internet are websites that offer free software downloads, illegally obtained software auctions, or P2P servers that transfer bots. An example would be software that licenses users and installs it on multiple systems, or upgrades pirated software.
Excessive client-server abuse: In a computer network, when the number of clients exceeds the number specified in the server license, it is called excessive hacking. Hard Disk Loading: This happens when a company selling a new computer downloads illegal copies of software onto the hard drive to make the machine more attractive to buy.
Many laws have been introduced to prevent privacy. Internationally, anti-piracy laws in developed countries are strict and punitive in nature. In Asian countries and even India, have less attention at the national level due to more interesting issues. However, the industry, especially IT and music, has shown a positive interest in combating corruption. These organizations identify the cause of music piracy and conduct raids with the help of police. However, there are few convictions and the penalties are not severe enough to act as a deterrent.
Piracy is carried out in a variety of ways, including video infringement, cable infringement, and DVD / CD infringement. Video piracy occurs when film is distributed in the form of video cassettes without the proper permission of the rights owner. H. Produced by the producer. Film producers often sell video rights to third parties who sell or rent videocassettes (usually at least six weeks after theatrical release). The
video cassettes for sale are for home playback only. Cable piracy refers to the unauthorized transmission of movies over a cable network. Movies, especially new ones, are often shown on cable without the permission of the rights owner. Piracy is a rare phenomenon because satellite channels are organized and usually do not show movies without proper rights.
Music Piracy refers to the illegal reproduction of music cassettes that flood the market as soon as a new release hits the market. Music companies’ revenues have been hit hard by the surge in pirated CDs and cassettes available at much lower prices than retail.
Indian movie DVD / VCD piracy is taking place in the international market. Prints sent to show movies abroad are usually pirated at one of the airports in the Middle East. A DVD / VCD print will be created and sent to Pakistan. From Pakistan, these prints can travel to Nepal and enter the country by land.