People who produce intellectual content to make money have it in the back of their minds to protect such content from people who might want to take away from them and use it to make money illegally. 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.
Doing research on these laws, whether they are present in your country on not could be a very wise move because you would not act in ways to infringe them thus being able to avoid being charged in a court of law and paying ridiculous amounts in fines. If you are the owner of such content as named above and find someone is using your content without your authorization, then turning to the law will save you because you are sure to win.
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. One of the reasons that makes curbing of pirating original content a hard task to accomplish is that there are still illegal sites in existence that allow sharing and downloading of materials and this is crippling the owners of such a business.
It is a fact that all the pirated software are not as high quality as the original ones and this really degrades the value of the whole thing, it is like bad advertisement for the artists who made such content. Internet service providers can also join the fight by helping in tracking and shutting down the operators who run pirate sites, this will tip the balance and help the original businesses get back on track.
Creators and users of pirated software should be on the watch because new technology has been invented with the capability of detecting whether these people are breaking laws concerning piracy; one step towards getting rid of piracy. However, it is not uncommon for some people to pirate content without their knowledge and thus when they get sued they are in shock and do not know what to do. One company known for issuing lawsuits to copyright infringers is the Strike 3 holdings that produces adult films. Getting a defense lawyer after being sued by such a company is the best action any one would take.