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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers of Austin

Piracy

Technology today has altered people’s lives dramatically. Things have become a lot easier, people have gotten more free time, and new business opportunities have arisen. Despite these good things, though, some bad things have resulted as well.

One of these is piracy. Piracy has boomed with advanced technology. Piracy, also known as bootlegging, has boomed worldwide with easy access to cheap technology. In general, piracy involved the copying and selling of CDs, DVDs, video games, and other media. Doing this is illegal because people or businesses have copyrights on these materials, allowing only them to sell them.

The entertainment industry has taken a number of steps to ensure that people are not pirating their materials. They spend millions of dollars every year lobbying the federal government to take even more action against piracy. They are able to get foreign governments, like the Chinese government, to crack down on piracy.

Piracy is so widespread that the entertainment industry loses at least $1 billion every year to it. That is why, in the U.S. at least, the federal government has taken severe action against media pirates. Fines vary from several thousand dollars to several hundred thousand dollars. Additionally, prison time is also part of the punishment for piracy.

Contact the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers of Ian Inglis

If you have been charged with piracy, you will need a strong defense team to fight your case. Contact the law offices of Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis by calling 1-(512) 472-1950.

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