Internet is evolving at an accelerated pace, yet regrettably, the law is having a hard time keeping up. Originally, copyright was used as a way for governments to control the printing or “copying” of books. Since then, copyright law has been revised to include other forms of artistic expression such as photography, songs, movies, architecture, and computer software.
Essentially, copyright gives the owner control over how others use their work. Copyright infringement occurs when work is reproduced without the permission of the owner—this includes unauthorized distribution, broadcasting, translation, or the creation of any derivative form of the work.