[Solved] The laws created in the U.S. doesn’t carry much weight globally or internationally, just as Americans don’t have to follow India’s or Russia’s
Please respond to student post below. please this is a class discussion, give a suggestion. do you agree or don’t agree? Just write a short paragraph. Please no introduction and conclusion. Thanks ( See sample post below )
Sample Student post:
Yes, this statement is profound! The laws created in the U.S. doesn’t carry much weight globally or internationally, just as Americans don’t have to follow India’s or Russia’s laws regarding what is legally right or wrong. How can this be proven? A survey was conducted roughly 3 years ago and over 57% of the world admits to pirating software (Fitzgerald, 2012). This figure has only increased 15% from one year earlier. Here are so more staring statistical facts from this article: (a) Piracy is most rampant in countries with emerging economies; (b) the United states has the largest market for software, spending 42 billion, and the lowest piracy rate at 19%; (c) the top three countries with the highest piracy rates are Venezuela at 88 percent, Indonesia at 86 percent, and China at 77 percent (Fitzgerald, 2012).
I don’t believe that they main issue doesn’t lie within the interpretation of the piracy law, but the lack for respect for American law, which is totally understandable. Other countries don’t have to recognize other country’s laws. As you can see from the statistics, China customs are more open to piracy. I am assuming that America is so concerned with piracy because roughly 90% of all media entertainment (music, movies, games) is created in America; therefore, it would be make sense on why America is so concerned with piracy laws. America has the most to gain and lose when it comes to entertainment. In addition, I believe that the United Nations would have to enforce piracy laws around the world in order for it software piracy to be a major concern on the global market.
Response to sample post
I agree with you that the American privacy laws do not carry much weight in nations outside the US, and it is with good reason as you have noted in your post. American laws do not apply to other nations, the same way we do not expect the other nations’ laws to apply to America. Therefore, increased piracy elsewhere is not a sign of disrespect for America’s laws, but rather they do not recognize these laws. Piracy is a prevalent problem, and in my opinion, only standardized rules that apply to all nations can eradicate this problem. Or they could partner with major search engines such as Google to reduce access to copyrighted content. This will, however, not be easy as this might be considered a move by Americans to control online content. This might not settle well with other nations unless the Americans find a way of benefiting them either in terms of income or other ways. In addition, your observation that piracy is highest in nations with emerging economies is also correct. I suppose this can be explained in terms of increased income, hence increased access to advanced technology and the internet. It is also true that America is concerned with piracy because they are the biggest producers of entertainment material, and they stand to gain the most when piracy laws are enforced worldwide. Other nations have nothing to lose. Hence, they do not care whether these laws exist or not. America has a tough job of convincing the world to adopt privacy laws; meanwhile, they have to continue counting their losses.
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