In an ever changing and evolving digital age, copyright infringement continues to be a problem and is on the rise nationwide. Copyright owners and the economy suffers great harm due to infringement.

Copyright infringement is wrong. Congress enacted the Digital Theft Deterrence Act of 1999 to deter online infringement by increasing the penalties from $100,000 to $150,000 to send the public a clear message that online piracy has real consequences. See Sony v. Tenenbaum, 660 F.3d 487, 497 (1st Cir. 2011) (citing the Congressional record and holding that non-commercial individuals commit infringement by distributing copyrighted works online).

Other Resources:


MPAA Web Page - Why Copyright Matters


MPAA Review of jobs that rely on film and TV. Find your state.


U.S. Department of Justice Press Release: Criminal copyright charges against torrent site owner.


U.S. Copyright Law

The FBI web page on Intellectual Property Theft / Piracy. A very informative page on the efforts of the federal government to combat intellectual property theft and piracy.

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