Internet piracy could be beginning to be controlled in most cases

November, 09; 2022. By
The so-called computer piracy, that practice that includes the illegal downloading of content that can be shared on digital media, could be coming to an end, or be so minimized that it is on the way to becoming irrelevant.

This "piracy", which specifically occurs in movies, music, books, video games and other computer programs, as we say, is surrounded by the evolution of the Internet that is presented as normal, that is, the correct evolution of availability of content on the network of networks.

And it is that in the face of a prehistoric or Jurassic internet model where "everything was allowed", the more orderly model that ends piracy prevails mainly due to the combination of two important factors in this matter: the availability of titles and affordability of the price that can be paid for them. These two factors come together in a suitability or convenience for the final consumer, who finds it more comfortable and interesting as a whole to rent a film for €1.99 than to have to go around looking for a pirated one, with the risks that this implies.

As we have said, the first necessary condition is availability, that is, the titles must be legally available for consumption because if not, what are we production companies complaining about? And today, with the emergence of streaming services, this is indeed the case, since the vast majority of movies, series and shorts with current copyright are available for legal consumption.

The second condition refers to the content having an affordable market price. In other words, for a movie rental, from €0.99 to €2.99 approximately, it is a price that the final consumer (again we return to this figure) is willing to pay to avoid problems and difficulties derived from the pirated download of the content. If we want to buy a copy on DVD, on digital media, or a right to unlimited access through an app (such as buying a movie on Amazon), we must pay a little more, and this price should not exceed 9.99 € approximately, in the case of Spain and other surrounding countries. Books, music, video games, etc., each have their own price ecosystem, but the bases of the proposal are the same.

In this way, piracy finds itself in a situation that neither the consumer nor the producer is interested in, and thus, those who are capable of creating content appreciated by the masses will be able to obtain huge benefits from this process and creativity will be fairly rewarded, something that suits us all.