The Government vs Anti Pirating Laws

The Government VS Anti Pirating Laws
    Many people around the world have always had the mentality that getting something for free is always better than paying for it, so when the internet rolled around users were quick to pick up on the idea of sharing music through the use of file-sharing. Anyone with the internet could download files that contained things like music, movies or other copyrighted things. Publishers were quick to notice that their number of sales on music CD’s had begun to drop, and they turned toward the government for a solution to this problem. The government soon added to the law of copyright that blatantly said no illegal downloading. However this has as of yet failed to deter people from illegally downloading anything they can get their digital hands on. This has led to the nonstop battle between the government and digital pirates, with the government creating laws or writing bills to try and put a barrier between the pirates and the digital booty that they seek. Pirate metaphors aside the government has been losing this ongoing battle for a long time, all attempts by them to stomp out digital piracy has never worked, and many of the bills they write have flaws the effect the wrong people, if the government does not break itsell of this trend internet piracy may never end.
    In 2011 The PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA as it is more commonly known as, a rewrite of earlier bill that was known as COICA was introduced to congress. The purpose of this bill was to grant copyright holders   and the government more power to prevent access to websites that would allow people to illegally watch or download copyrighted material(McCullagh). The bill would give the government the power to make internet providers, search engines, and even social media sites block access to any infringing domain names, and any companies that were advertising on these types of sites had to cut off payments immediately. If either failed to meet this requirement they faced the...