Analysis blog entry 2 – Evaluation

Many years ago, using the Internet is synonymous with the exchange, collect and use free information and knowledge. In this environment, Internet users can search and gather information anywhere and anytime. Information can be images, sounds and other types of information. It is uploaded online and allows sharing in a group of users or extend to allow everyone to access.

Every Internet user can perform the act of sharing the work to others, without prevention by any factors. So, if a work is published on the Internet without the permission of the copyright owner, the damage will be huge. In this case, unlawfully published works will result in the transmission, copying, and even distribution, which will adversely affect the rights of the author or copyright holder.

However, it is important to recognize that the ability to publish, disseminate, distribute and store works on the Internet is fast and easy with globally scale which have both positive and negative sides to the protection of copyright. On the positive side, the Internet helps authors and copyright holders promote their work to a wider audience more conveniently and economically than traditional methods. The Internet also makes it easier to commercialize these products at much lower costs than traditional trade. For example, when a music album is uploaded to a website, users from anywhere in the world who can connect to the Internet can access, listen and even copy or download it. Moreover, the owners of the work do not have to pay a lot of money for producing, packaging, distributing and marketing CDs / DVDs to actual addresses. As well as, distribution is also not difficult for asking the procedures or other complicated license. On the other hand, the Internet also facilitates the user to access, use, or even commercialize unauthorized works without paying, thereby damaging the copyright owner. With a huge number of Internet users and millions of websites nowadays, controlling all content posted on all websites to ensure copyright protection is almost impossible.

In addition, when copyright infringements are made with the aid of new technology, identification becomes more difficult. In many cases, the law has not kept pace with the development of technology so it cannot It cannot solve the root of the problems. In case the offender deliberately exploits the features of the new technology to carry out infringements of copyright on a sophisticated level. For example, websites do not directly store data or allow users to directly listen to music, watch movies online or download files, but simply provide links for users to access to these databases. Not in all cases, providing links to data sharing links is copyright infringement because many Websites which allow free access. Identifying the infringement in this case is not straightforward.


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