Intellectual property can also be stolen because it is much harder to trace the thief, however, there are laws that have been put in place to deal with such. The law been referred to here is called copyrighting, it protects valuable content like movies, musical works, radio broadcasts, literary works from being redistributed by someone else other than the one who produced it. If permission is sought first before redistribution of the said content then copyright infringement will not apply in this case because the owners have given consent.
These laws are very strict and usually depend on what country that a person is living in, this is enough cause for one to find out if his/her country has such so as to act in such a way that they will never find themselves tangled by the laws. The law promises that those who have their content stolen from them to make profits for the undeserving will get justice and compensation for their losses.
However, for the law to do so for you, any author of artist works should register with copyright offices so that if any situation rises such that they have to go to court then their claims can hold water. Even with these laws in place people are still finding ways to use pirated content because it is evident to them that it is hard for the law to get to them which is true. People are still using illegal sites to download and stream copyrighted materials which in other words is stealing from the people that make and put out such content.
Those who allow sharing of pirated software deal the businesses that produce the works a bad hand because the copyrighted materials are usually of low quality and this creates the wrong image in the users head. It is important for the authorities that manage right access to these materials to include internet service providers in the fight who then can use their knowledge and skills to get those who infringe these laws to justice and enable the ones who work hard to produce such art to get their rightful share.
Lately there has been inventions that are able to detect when copyright laws are being infringed and this is playing a positive role in helping reduce piracy. Some people have been in trouble when downloading pirated content because they do not know it’s a crime. Strike 3 holdings company is famous for its large number of lawsuits against people who have downloaded their content illegally. Getting a defense lawyer after being sued by such a company is the best action any one would take.