Copycat

Copyright is defined as “the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same” by Dictionary.com. There is a need for copyright in order to ensure that the original creator of a work gets their full credit and finances gains as intended. If there were no copyright laws, two possible scenarios would be present today. Either none of us would be in this class because we would all be wealthy off of someone else’s work or no one would be wealthy for their creativity due to the fact that everyone would be able to replicate it at will making it lose its impact. Everyone using the web should ALWAYS consider copyright laws as there can be penalties of up to $2,500. In my opinion, fair use is giving credit to the original source and in no way making attempts to gain anything from the work besides opinions. I find the quote, “It has to be something that doesn’t change that original work’s value in the marketplace” compelling as it sums up all the ideas I have stated in regaurd to copyright in just one sentence.

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