While copyright infringement is presently viewed in most areas as a civil (rather than criminal) offence, the option of criminal prosecution exists in certain cases. However, it is possible that if other methods of exerting total corporate control over products distributed over the internet persist, all who are accused of the offence may find themselves in criminal court. And of course once the status changes, government agencies will be able to take action against those accused of infringements. Prosecution will no longer depend on the copyright owner making a complaint. In other words, it is possible that at some point in the future, ones who so not like the types of viewpoints that are aired on a particular website can solve the problem by looking for some instances of copyright infringement.