From illegal music downloads to plagiarized school papers, digital piracy is a complicated issue that can affect teens directly. Struggles over intellectual property, piracy, and copyright shape what people can and can't do online everyday, and it's possible for Internet users to wind up on the wrong side of the law without realizing it.
Digital Piracy provides a guide to this often-vague world of copyright, intellectual property, and related legal issues. Looking at real-life examples, coverage includes the landmark $1.9 million judgment in favor of the Recording Industry Association of America over illegally downloaded music. This new title also explains why original, user-created videos may be removed from hosting sites, such as YouTube, if they contain copyrighted images or music in the background. In addition, it gives readers the information they need to protect their intellectual property on the Internet.
Chapters and topics include:
- The history of digital piracy and copyright
- Intellectual property in the age of the Internet
- Technologies of digital piracy
- Protecting your work and the work of others online
- File-sharing safety.