1. There are many reasons why authors and content creators should protect their intellectual property. Creativity is a crucial part of society. It is important to work together and collaborate with others for the advancement of society, but living in a world where everyone was free to copy the work of others would never work. Authors, artists, and really most Americans work hard at some point in life to create documents, books, music, inventions, websites, movies, photography, and much more original content.