Sunday, October 26, 2008

Digital Piracy

Digital piracy is unauthorized use of material that is protected by intellectual property rights law. Piracy includes reproducing or performing a copyrighted work or creating derivative works that build upon it.

In many jurisdictions, such as the United States, copyright infringement is a strict liability tort or crime. This means that the plaintiff or prosecutor must only prove that the act of copying was committed by the defendant, and need not prove guilty intent.

Pirates of the Digital Millennium is a GREAT book on the topic of digital piracy.

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