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Is internet piracy a crime in the USA?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Porter

M. Porter

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M. Porter
M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Apr 24, 2019

Internet piracy is an unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material. The act is an infringement on the right of the originator of a piece of information or data like music, e-books, and videos. Internet piracy in the United States of America is considered as a crime because there are copyright laws that give the creator of any internet material the right to decide how he wants his material to be used.

Internet piracy is an unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material. The act
So anyone infringing on that right is seen as a criminal, and it is an act punishable under the law. Many still think internet piracy is never a crime. But with the simple fact that the file you copied isn't yours has already made it a crime. The United States of America is very ruthless on anyone caught engaging in piracy. There are many laws already made to restrict people from internet piracy likewise there are hundreds of thousands of pirate websites which have been closed by the United States

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