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April Main article: Copyright infringement Street vendors in countries where there is little enforcement of copyright lawparticularly in Asia and Latin America, often sell deeply discounted copies of filmsmusic CDsand computer software such as video gamessometimes even before the official release of the title.
A determined counterfeiter with a few hundred dollars can make copies that are digitally identical to an original and face no loss in quality; innovations in consumer DVD and CD writers and the widespread availability of cracks on the Internet for most forms of copy protection technology make this cheap and easy to do.
Copyright-holders and other proponents of copyright laws have found this phenomenon hard to stop through the courts, as the operations are distributed and widespread,[ citation needed ] transversing national borders and thus legal systems.
Since digital information can be duplicated repeatedly with no loss of quality, and passed on electronically at little to no cost, the effective underground market value of media is zero, differentiating it from nearly all other forms of underground economic activity.
The issue is compounded by widespread indifference to enforcing copyright law, both with governments and the public at large. To steal a car is seen as a crime in most people's eyes, but to obtain unauthorized copies of music or a game is not. It also authorises copyright-holders to use region-coding to discriminate against selected populations price-wise and availability-wise.
The comparison to car-theft, although common, is not truly analogous. Automobile theft results in an item being removed from the owner with the ownership transferred to a second party. Media piracy is a crime of duplication, with no physical property being stolen.
Copyright infringement law goes as far as to deem illegal " mixtapes " and other such material copied to tape or disk. Copyright holders typically attest the act of theft to be in the profits forgone to the pirates. However, this makes the unsubstantiated assumption that the pirates would have bought the copyrighted material if it had not been available through file sharing or other means.
Copyright holders also say that they did some work for creating their copyrighted material and they wish to get compensated for their work. No other system than copyright has been found to compensate the artists and other creators for their work[ citation needed ], and many artists do not have any alternative source of income or another job.
Many artists and film producers have accepted the role of piracy in media distribution. Fixed exchange rate Money itself is traded on the black market. This may happen for one or more of several reasons: The government sets "pegs" the local currency at some arbitrary level to another currency that does not reflect its true market value.
A government makes it difficult or illegal for its citizens to own much or any foreign currency. The government taxes exchanging the local currency with other currencies, either in one direction or both e. The currency is counterfeit. The currency has been acquired illegally and needs to be laundered before the money can be used.
When it does, the peg often overvalues the local currency relative to what its market value would be if it were a floating currency.
Those in possession of the "harder" currency, for example expatriate workers, may be able to use the black market to buy the local currency at better exchange rates than they can get officially. In situations of financial instability and inflation, citizens may substitute a foreign currency for the local currency.A summary of Motifs in Richard Wright's Black Boy.
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