In this modern world it is easy for people to steal intellectual property that belongs to others and make money from it and that is why the law is so strict on such matters. The law been referred to here is called copyrighting, it protects valuable content like movies, musical works, radio broadcasts, literary works from being redistributed by someone else other than the one who produced it. If permission is sought first before redistribution of the said content then copyright infringement will not apply in this case because the owners have given consent.
These laws are very strict and usually depend on what country that a person is living in, this is enough cause for one to find out if his/her country has such so as to act in such a way that they will never find themselves tangled by the laws. Owners who have had their content plagiarized or stolen and have used the law as their choice of weapon can testify that they have always come out on top; justice was served.
Enforcement of laws dealing with infringement of copyrights is only possible if the author of that original piece of art be it a song, movie or a book made an effort to register with the copyright offices. The growth in technology in some ways is responsible for the increasing difficulty with which protecting copyright claims has become because people are now more subtle in the ways they steal protected content. People are still using illegal sites to download and stream copyrighted materials which in other words is stealing from the people that make and put out such content.
Another downside of using pirated content is the poor quality with which they come with, this gives a bad image of the business that produces such work. It is important for the authorities that manage right access to these materials to include internet service providers in the fight who then can use their knowledge and skills to get those who infringe these laws to justice and enable the ones who work hard to produce such art to get their rightful share.
Piracy is being reduced gradually by the invention of new kinds of software that have the capabilities of detecting when the laws concerning copyrighting are being broken, this also helps in bringing the wrongdoers to justice. However, it is not uncommon for some people to pirate content without their knowledge and thus when they get sued they are in shock and do not know what to do. One company known for issuing lawsuits to copyright infringers is the Strike 3 holdings that produces adult films. Getting a defense lawyer after being sued by such a company is the best action any one would take.