This applies to any copyrighted material, such as music, films, games and television programmes. The internet has made it extremely easy to access copyrighted material illegally. If you download a music track, film, game or programme without the copyright holder’s permission, you are breaking the law.
For example, supermarkets earn their money by selling food and other products. If someone takes their products without paying, the supermarket does not make any money. In the same way, musicians, photographers, filmmakers and artists earn their money by selling products. If someone takes their products without paying, the person who created the work does not make any money.