Internet: Paradise for Intellectual Property Thieves

We have written over and over on copyright infringements and how they impact legitimate bloggers/content producers. Here are few of those posts:

You can look out for more of such posts, if you use search bar.

I am not going into details this time, but want to highlight few things (after reading a well researched piece from Omair Zeeshan of Express Tribune)

Content Copying is Like Stealing

When you copy content that is owned by someone, it’s just like stealing money from someone’s wallet, or mobile phone or jewelry.

You can steal the content, reproduce it on your website, and make money. But be informed; it’s stealing, like any other form of stealing in the real world. In other words content copying is just like earning from the efforts made by others.

A Country without Law: Pakistan

We repeat, Pakistan is a lawless land when it comes to cyber crimes. The government has been so awful and irresponsible that it isn’t able to constitute a law for cyber crime.

Not only the law, but apparently country doesn’t even have the ability to deal with incredibly serious cyber crimes like money, identity theft or such as copyright infringement.

In short, there’s in this country to catch the content stealers.

In fact, it’s not about the law only, our government and law enforcement agencies don’t have the required infrastructure to monitor people who steal other people’s (intellectual) property.

Making Money from Internet is Not for Everyone:

It’s a dilemma that everyone is given a wrong perception that Internet is a money making machine, which is alarming. This perception is largely spread by those fraudsters who misguide people that they can make money from internet by copying/pasting – which is of course illegal. For more details on such kind of people their methodologies visit this page.

You can make legitimate money from Internet only if you can produce your own content. This content can be of any form; say it can be articles, jokes, videos, pictures, music, games or anything that can attract readers to visit your web page.

Conclusion:

Making money from internet by copying/pasting is illegal, but lucrative as there’s no legal obligation as there’s no law in the country.

Need of the time is to regulate this area by taking necessary measures to protect copyrights over the internet, or this multi-billion dollar industry will get buried in next few years – hurting our national economy, hundreds of thousands of jobs and what not.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK