Prince Georges Community College Week 6 Pirating Media Content Discussion

Question Description

I’m working on a criminal justice discussion question and need support to help me study.

Users who engage in digital piracy often justify their behavior by remarking that the content stolen only accounts for a small loss, that users are entitled to media content at low/no cost, and that the government is simply prosecuting pirates to make an example out of them. In fact, digital pirates do not consider theft of digital content as shoplifting and do not believe that their theft is similar to theft of real CDs, movies, or software from shops. Given that the subculture of pirates believe that piracy is not theft, this further perpetuates their behavior. What are your thoughts on this perspective? Show your ability to look at both sides of the argument. Expand on how this behavior should be dealt with legally (from law enforcement and legislation).