With the increasing technology and increasingly advanced programs adding up every day on the internet, it has become impossible to stop or discourage plagiarism. Technology has apparently become the greatest hindrance in implying copyright laws at the moment.
From the very first lesson we teach our children the dangers of plagiarism and to stay away from it. We encourage them to follow the right ways of almost everything in their lives but we ignore the fact that most of them already are violating copyright. When they share music videos with friends of their favorite band, they are practicing plagiarism of copyright facts already perhaps without even knowing of it.
The music industry is affected the most by this infringement. Though musicians and artists are always coming up with new lawsuits and updating their security, nothing seems to change the infringement levels much. To make matters worse, there are programs available on the internet that can help get through security locks on songs and music videos. It needs a little research and information but such violation tactics are very readily available. Piracy with the help of such tools leaves no evidence either.
Photographers also find too much piracy in their field. Even people with no knowledge of this profession, can alter or create photographs without leaving any trace of infringement. A photo printing lab in Florida refused to print an amateur work because it looked too professional and the developer feared violating someone else’s copyright facts. Mobile cameras are also making law enforcement in terms of copyright law difficult. Anyone can take pictures of copyrighted art and share it beyond limits.
Even writers and publishers face similar piracy problems. There was a great outcry from authors and content owners when Google announced to put four university libraries online so searchers can have access to more material than they previously did. The people concerned believed it was a great violation of their copyright facts and were immensely supported by France. They believed it would cause them big financial loss.
Seeing so much plagiarism, people are getting discouraged and they believe original creations attract more piracy than profit for the owner. But the good news is, more and more technology experts, administrators and attorneys are coming together to ensure the copyright protection of tangible, original works. As more laws emerge, there will originate more ways of violation but the results are still awaited and work to strengthen security is still in progress.