As the internet community grows more and more popular so do the companies out there attempting to CON you. I, myself have ran across some of those, particularly in the entertainment industry.
As 2008 advances, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) as well as the MPAA (Motion Movie Association of America) are cracking down and enlarging their enforcement. Anytime you download films and music for free on the internet you might be exceptionally risking a potential for being caught using quite a hefty fine. These fines can vary anywhere from a $100 fine and limited or no internet use for 1 year or even more, up to $250,000 fine for the “No Electronic Theft Act” for first time offenders.
You might be wondering, “how likely is it that I am going to get found?” Well beginning in 2006 the feds began watching applications and these free downloading websites. Such as fmovies, Morpheus, Kazzaa, and Bittorrent websites. The thing about it is, anytime you download a single tune from these free software, through the download procedure they are able to track you down by making use of your IP address that’s linked to you ISP (Internet Service Provider). After they can file a suit against your ISP. That means you need to beware that even if you believe you are not doing anything wrong, your ISP supplier is looking at whatever you are doing on the internet. Particularly the larger Internet Service Providers, including AOL, Verizon, Comcast… etc.
A recently available survey of teens reported that 87% considered they ought to be penalized for illegally downloading copyrighted content. Of these 87%, there were a selection of punishments they believed appropriate such as going to being exposed as a burglar in their own community to juvenile hall.