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What should be done to stop pirated movies?
We are living in a digital world these days. Like all other wonders of science, it also has some pros and cons. Quick access to information is a positive aspect of digitalization, whereas, piracy or illegal access to any document or information is a negative feature. However, it is being practiced all around the globe. To reduce and gradually end piracy of movies, strict government laws should be introduced and implemented. It is generally seen that in most countries where piracy is at its peak, either piracy laws are not strict, or they are not being implemented properly. Hence, piracy of movies is increasing at a rapid pace. This could only be stopped only by imposition of step by step process of check and balance, headed by respective governments.

Laws regarding pirated movies are not uniform throughout the world. Pirated movie laws vary from country to country. In some countries like Afghanistan, Aruba, the Cayman Islands, Iraq, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Turkmenistan, have no copyright policy in place. Other countries are fairly strict like the United States, and in others, they are quite easy to manipulate. This menace is contributing to a great deal in increasing the viewership of pirated movies (Computer Piracy). In some countries, the fines are so small, that most criminals get away easily after paying small amounts. In other countries, though laws are strict yet, the criminal-justice system still has some loopholes. Finally, in those countries, where the problem of fines and criminal-justice system are not severe, there exist implementation problems. Due to non-uniformity of rules and laws governing pirated movies, this menace is increasing. Therefore, actions must be taken on an emergent basis to formulate new and strict guidelines, regarding tackling this issue on a priority basis.

In countries where individual’s freedom is very much ensured by the government, people misuse it to fulfill their...
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