While we urge you to make your own stand with regard to DCI, it is nevertheless important that you are aware of the legal alternatives to copyright infringement, some of which are arguably able to deliver the same level of quality. This section will cover alternative sources for the obtainment of digital copyrighted work.
While the availability of the alternative sources mentioned will vary between countries, given different socio-economic standards, we have tried to make sure that at least some of the wide range of alternatives suggested here would be valid, regardless of where you live.
An analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of using these alternatives will also be provided.
Prior to the advent of illegal information distribution networks, such as piracy syndicates and peer-to-peer file sharing networks, movies were originally screened in cinemas. Cinemas continue to play a major role in our entertainment scene.
Libraries have been an important public resource for centuries. In addition to traditional print resources, modern libraries also contain digital resources, such as cassette tapes and CD-ROMS.
Cyber cafes are fast becoming ubiquitous in society, both in the developed and developing world alike. This section explores the reasons that make cyber cafes so alluring.
Can’t afford it? Borrow it. Rental stores provide various materials for loan, depending on your need, and often charge a reasonable price for that service.
For those who wish to own an original copy of a copyrighted work, but are put off by the price, the second-hand market is a great alternative
While it may sound too good to be true, a growing community of programmers, artistes and other creative artistes are putting their work online for free. This section explores such freebies and their potential as an alternative to DCI.
This quiz will serve to test your level of understanding of the content in this section.