What Is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright infringement includes (1) downloading copyrighted files, (2) distributing such files to the public, and/or making such files available for distribution to others. If you download songs or movies on a file–sharing website, you will probably automatically become a file–sharer yourself. If the song or movie you have downloaded is copyrighted, someone else could download it from your computer. Both downloading and sharing the copyrighted file are copyright infringements.