PIRACY A Presentation on the ways, causes & effects of piracy
What comes to your mind when you think “PIRATES” ? PIRATES?
But what about this ??? PIRACY is defined as : “The act of violence or depredation on the high seas; also, the theft of Intellectual Property, especially in electronic media.”
What is PIRACY ??? Piracy is a form of copyright violation. It includes the unauthorized use, reproduction, and/or distribution of material, electronic or printed, that is covered by copyright law in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights.
What constitutes PIRACY ???
Reproduce or copy the work for sale (Mechanical and Distribution Rights)
Create derivative works based on the work
Distribute copies of the work to the public by sale, rental, lease/lending or other transfer of ownership
Perform or display the work publicly. (Performance and Broadcasting Rights)
Piracy of Books Use of e-books. Use of Pirated Books
Piracy of Music Compilations such as “Greatest Hits” of any artist or collection of a specific genre MP3 downloads
Piracy of Movies Using camcorders to copy movies shown in a theatre. Recording the telecast from DTHs. (HDTV Rip) Copying Screener DVDs & Original DVDs
Piracy of Software Using same Serial Key in multiple PCs Use of pirated Operating Systems Use of Cracks and Key-Generators Copying licensed software
How is it all done ???
Factors Causing Piracy It’s a business and is making hugeprofits. Original products (Books, Software) are not available in the market. Prices are very high that’s why people are compelled to purchase pirated products. (Books & Software) Government taxes levied on import of original software and books increases their prices, so people resort to pirated products.
Effect of Piracy
It is a great threat to creativity of writers, artists, etc.
It causes great losses to companies.
It costs many people their jobs.
Effect of Piracy According to a report published in March, 2009, as much as Rs. 16,000 crore and 80,000 jobs are lost directly due to piracy.
International Copyright Laws and bodies like World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) help protect the original owners of works.
Government should ban pirated products take stringent measures to prevent piracy.
Government should also encourage industries to produce original licensed products at lower prices.