Intellectual property can also be stolen because it is much harder to trace the thief, however, there are laws that have been put in place to deal with such. Copyrighting is the law in question, it main purpose is to protect works of art such as literary works, radio broadcasts, musical works, movies and many more from being redistributed by people who do not have the legal authority to do so. 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.
Doing research on these laws, whether they are present in your country on not could be a very wise move because you would not act in ways to infringe them thus being able to avoid being charged in a court of law and paying ridiculous amounts in fines. If you are the owner of such content as named above and find someone is using your content without your authorization, then turning to the law will save you because you are sure to win.
However, for the law to do so for you, any author of artist works should register with copyright offices so that if any situation rises such that they have to go to court then their claims can hold water. Even with these laws in place people are still finding ways to use pirated content because it is evident to them that it is hard for the law to get to them which is true. One of the reasons that makes curbing of pirating original content a hard task to accomplish is that there are still illegal sites in existence that allow sharing and downloading of materials and this is crippling the owners of such a business.
It is a fact that all the pirated software are not as high quality as the original ones and this really degrades the value of the whole thing, it is like bad advertisement for the artists who made such content. Internet service providers can help minimize such wrong actions by helping in detecting and tracking such sites and shutting them down so that the original businesses can get what is rightfully theirs.
Lately there has been inventions that are able to detect when copyright laws are being infringed and this is playing a positive role in helping reduce piracy. Some people have been in trouble when downloading pirated content because they do not know it’s a crime. Strike 3 holdings company is famous for its large number of lawsuits against people who have downloaded their content illegally. Such people are advised to get lawyers to represent them, they are also advised not to sign anything or delete anything.