Video Protection And Digital Rights Management Technologies

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Over the last decade, sellers of digital products have actively fought the availability of pirated copies of their products. Nevertheless, digital piracy rates are still high and increasing in many markets, despite a continuous increase in the availability and sophistication of copy protection and digital rights management technologies. It 's a problem that many businesses, specifically entertainment industries, have a problem with. Although a relatively new problem to the business world, cases against digital pirates and websites supplying torrents, a file that is constantly moving across a large network. In order to download the file, the downloading file segments must at the same time be uploaded to other users requesting the file.…show more content…
People want free things and the internet is the easiest way to distribute it. Mention the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) or the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on the Internet, and you’ll likely be met with a lot of angry people. Although they are the people behind making your favorite films and shows, they are also the biggest supporters for harder and more decisive copyright laws and punishments. They are also the one of the biggest companies involved with punishing those who decide to use digital piracy in order to put a stop to it and are strong supporters of copyright infringement legislation. The most recent attempt at this was through a series of bills over the past year, SOPA and PIPA. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (originally known as the E-PARASITE Act) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) were a series of bills promoted by Hollywood and US Congress that would have a created a "blacklist" of censored websites. Although originally aimed to prevent American citizens form accessing foreign websites that were grounds for illegal online distribution of pirated software and movies, the way the bill was written was vague enough that in theory it would be allow for the removal of material that did not infringe on any copyright laws. The other problem was that it would be allowed to shut down sites that

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