Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lee Seongho/[The Final Draft]Copyright And Theft On The Internet/ Thursday 56


Due to CCTV, security and better civic consciousness, theft rate is decreasing in the real world. However, in the cyber world, ironically, it is not so. As the internet has easy access to any files and lack of crackdown of the illegal download, a countless number of things are being stolen every second on the internet. Especially, movies, music, and user created contents are the most victims of the internet illegal downloading and have to be protected from illegal download because they are evidently income sources and they have the copyright.


First, movies should be protected from illegal download. Because, since 1900s, movies have become one of the biggest industries and many kinds of job have happened and the number has become so big as well. As all the people in the movie industry started to earn money from movies, the originality of movies, actor and actress, movie director and all extra actors has become so important; and then, the copyright law has been established. However some people do not even hesitate to download movies because they just can find any movies on the internet and it sooner or later brings out a huge loss and violation of the copyright. So, downloading the movie without payment is illegal, that is, theft! Therefore, illegal download sites should be cracked down, legal download sites should be activated as a right culture and illegal downloaders and uploaders should be punished as the degree of their crimes.


Secondly, music also should be protected from illegal download. It is because, like movies, music has been a big market in the online and offline too. So, the income from the music also has become considerable, not to mention the originality of each singer. However, the music is much easier to download through the internet than to download the movie because the file volume of the music is far smaller than that of the movie. Therefore, many people just come by the music, without permission, only with clicking the simple button in the website. So, more people in the music industry get so much loss that they can't make ends meet and the copyright law is violated easier. So there should be more strict law protecting music copyright and the proper website selling the music legally and we also have change our consciousness toward the music no matter how small its file volume is. 


The last one that should be protected from illegal download is UCC. The reason is that, in 2000s, as various SNSs and video sites have occurred, UCC (abbreviated form of user created contents) have been thriving. There have happened many individual creators and corporate marketing advertisement makers. However, at first glance, UCC are slight and small thing because they are just posted in any places even without the mark of makers or even the contents with the name mark are too short. Therefore, some people plagiarize or use the contents for their own benefit. it is clearly a crime. Because of that, many creators get loss. For examples, Some UCC are for advertisement and some are UCC made to be posted in a blog, Facebook or site and all they have some income from advertisement and their own originality and copyright. So UCC protection law should be established and the public awareness and respect to UCC copyright should be solid.


In my conclusion​, movies, music and UCC are evidently so big industries that all they have play roles as income source and they also have the originality and copyright. So it has become clear that all they have to be protected from illegal download. The law protecting the income from the movie, music and UCC should be established properly, and all individuals have to be conscious toward the copyright of movies, music and UCC in order to respect and acknowledge the creators and to make a more proper and civil internet culture.



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