Should I Post My Personal Work?

I’ve been working on a social experiment in times square new york city and have been video documenting this experiment. I feel as if this experiment will go viral. If it does go viral shouldn’t I be the one receiving the views or whatever other benefits come along with my video going viral? I understand my work can be copied and posted and others can reap the benefits of my work. Is this a chance i would have to take or is there something i can do for protection against these thieves ? After listening to Cory Doctorows recent Keynote at DConstruct i feel even more paranoid about releasing my work.  Im sure others feel the same.

Copy Machine Society

I would consider my friends and I creative beings. We are into different aspects of art. My best friend  draws and she post it online without fear. I on the other hand usually to add my own signature at the bottom or make some type of watermark. By adding my tag at the bottom of […]

I would consider my friends and I creative beings. We are into different aspects of art. My best friend  draws and she post it online without fear. I on the other hand usually to add my own signature at the bottom or make some type of watermark. By adding my tag at the bottom of my work assures me in a way that people will know it is mine. I used to love writing fiction, and I was interested in doing fan fiction. My fear was someone using my idea and getting noticed for it.

I want to show the world how creative of a writer I am but, but I just fear someone to take my idea and use or alter it in some way. Doctorow’s 2nd Law is “Fame Won’t Make You Rich, But You Can’t Get Paid Without It.”  I agree with what he is trying to say. In the article “We Copy Like We Breathe,” he stated that “You can sell stuff, you can ask for donations, you can perform, you can wrap works in advertisements, you can license it, you can take commissions, but whatever it is you plan to do to make money, you can’t do any of it unless people want to be your audience.” I agree because it connects to his second law. In order for myself to get noticed I have to put my work out there. You have to build up a fan base. From there the fan base you build up will buy your work because they are a fellow supporter. It is inevitable for things not to get copied on the internet. Once you upload something that right there is considered a copy. Fame will build you up and your audience will get bigger due to constant sharing or copying of your work, but every little thing done to your work you will not vet paid for. That is my interpretation of his law.

 

 

Not Everything Needs To Be Online

Is there work you’ve made that your afraid it might get stolen if submitted online? I’m not sure. We would first have to define “work” if I wrote a paper for example then I wouldn’t submit it to an online…

Is there work you’ve made that your afraid it might get stolen if submitted online?

I’m not sure. We would first have to define “work” if I wrote a paper for example then I wouldn’t submit it to an online website because I, for the most part, put my heart and passion into my writing. So if it’s something I wrote and I got a great grade on I wouldn’t want to expose to everyone and allow them the opportunity to claim in as their own.

However, if its a work like a “Gif” or a short movie that I’ve created where I can edit my name into and it can’t be changed then sure there’s no problem exposing it to a website. Since in the future I want to edit movie trailers and make commercials and so-forth my work will essentially be put out there at some point. Especially if you want to get your name out there or your contact info it would wise to be open to the potential of having your work public.

The quote “Whether you want to make money online or just surf safely, there’s much to learn from this fast-moving and entertaining narrative” is agreeable, due the fact that the web is a source of opportunity and whether you want to use the web as an income or just enjoy browsing it is possible.

 

Scared to post original content

As you may or may not know I am a musician. I also produce instrumentals for artists. In order for me to gain exposure i have to release material that i have made to the public, but this is where the issue comes in. I’ve already been a victim of fraud so the content i do post are usually song covers of already released songs. I am still a little nervous about uploading anything even if it is copy written. Who knows may be in the future I’ll start to release original content but for now I’m sticking with music covers.

Art should never be on the side of censorship

I do not know if anyone has seen the spoon drip catcher but when I read this was a 3d design I had to watch it. However this is quite relative to this weeks weekly reflection. I do not know Katelyn Kemble http://blacktidalwave.com/ but she is taking ct101 but as a classmate I worry that someone would […]

I do not know if anyone has seen the spoon drip catcher but when I read this was a 3d design I had to watch it. However this is quite relative to this weeks weekly reflection. I do not know Katelyn Kemble http://blacktidalwave.com/ but she is taking ct101 but as a classmate I worry that someone would steal my idea. The problem is that although it may not be sold as she intended it could be reintroduced useful for something else.

“Using a product in an unintroduced way should not be a felony” stated by Cory Doctorow is an interesting notion. He is correct but for this reason it freaks me out for putting my idea, any idea out there. The fear lays in the thought that anyone can take and reinterpret the idea, make it better. My advice for Miss. Kemble is to know when your idea is too good to just let it be free knowledge. Than again if we all thought like this than knowledge would no longer be free, in fear that someone could be better than us. This stumps me, but as Cory Doctorow states he rather live in a world of free and fair internet.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=360196476&m=361206299&live=1 (I listened to this as well for my quote!)