Movie Piracy

Essay by cupo05University, Bachelor's March 2007

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With technology evolving at a rapid pace, and the prolific availability of high speed internet to home users, more people are taking advantage of file sharing programs to download movies from the Internet. I will apply my experience as being a regular visitor on different forums on the Internet and from downloading movies myself from the Internet.

What is the Internet? As described by a technical dictionary website "", the Internet is a global network that is connecting millions of computers. More than 100 countries are linked to the Internet in order to exchange news, opinions, and different data formats. ( The Internet is a rapidly changing technology that has changed the way we live. The prices and speeds of high-speed Internet vary by their providers. The competition between companies that offer Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet access and companies that offer Cable Internet access has made high-speed Internet access affordable to home users.

Businesses use Internet for different services than home users. Business owners use their Internet to send and receive e-mail, and to make their servers available for their employees and customers. Home users on the other hand use it to search the World Wide Web, to send and receive e-mails, and to download different media files. To download movies, an individual needs High-speed Internet connection as well as software.

The word "software" dates back to 1960's. Software is an entire set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system (Webster's dictionary). A website called is a website that reviews and allows users to download software that enables them to download movies. Currently, the website lists fifty-five available programs for the Microsoft Windows platform. After the software is installed, the computer is then connected to different networks and different users. ( Following the connection, the...