When considering Internet piracy, we have to consider the fact that those who have more resources to fight it are better able to protect their inherent rights. When one out of five e-books are sourced from illegal websites and one out of five independent films is pirated, it isn’t the major studios that are taking the hits financially. It is the struggling artist, doing what they love to do, while they work hard to put food on the table. Internet piracy takes the opportunity to pursue dreams away from the independent artists. This is why it is so important to recognize the issue of Internet piracy and to do something about it. If we leave things just as they are, it might be nice to see a free movie now and then, but the cost of that action has to be felt somewhere. If you don’t pay for creative work, then the artist is going to pay for it.