Digital Shoplifting is the term that taken birth in this Millennium. If you have no idea about what is this Digital Shoplifting is and you are innocent, you might feel more uncomfortable by reading what it is.
What is Digital Shoplifting ?
The thing is that, any proprietary or copyrighted materials should not be replicated without written permission. Digital Shoplifting is more associated with Copyright violation rather than taking any physical things inside shopping bag and not paying for it.
Examples of Digital Shoplifting :
- Your wife went to a beauty parlor and took some images of their own catalog, where excellent hair style or dressing combination were shown. She has not stolen the catalog but this is the classic example of Digital Shoplifting.
- You went to shopping mall and took a picture of their beautiful corner and later implemented the idea for your shop. This is also a Digital Shoplifting.
- Your friend sent you and email along with a photograph of few new items asking to choose which looks among them. He has done a Digital Shoplifting.
Legal points and other notes on Digital Shoplifting
In most countries there is no specific law against Digital Shoplifting. You might think that is good. The thing is revere – where there is no specific Law, chance of being harassed is more. Its better not to take any photos within a shop. Moreover there might be more dangerous consequences like if you take photo of the underground parking place of that shopping mall. If there is a “Photography Prohibited” banner, your position might become as if you were going to put a bomb there, in other words, instead of getting labeled as if you have done a Digital Shoplifting, the end might not be sweet.
People are weired, people steals others’ concepts (real Digital Shoplifting), people does many things. But you as an innocent customer and reader of this webpage must be aware of Digital Shoplifting. It is said people takes photos of the books (Digital Shoplifting) in bookstores – not one or two pages, of the full book. Scanning and distributing printed book in the same way is Digital Shoplifting.