Assignment #6

My Understanding of the Law:

The law that is on copyright infringement for any type of entertainment is about protecting the creator from being copied without given permission, especially if it is used for profitable purposes.

My Understanding of the Case Presented:

The copyright issue that I chose is; Everything is a Remix. This case is about that whatever is created is not really original, but a replica of what was created before and just tweaked to make it seem like new. The person doing the talk was Kirby, and Kirby states that creativity and creations come to be from looking at others and trying to copy them. When this happens, the individual tends to become just as talented as the other person being copied.

Things That Stood Out To Me:

Two things that stood out to me from the video was that all the entertainment that we consume is never really original but copied from previous versions and that the original work is only created once, while everything after it is just a copy with modifications to it.

These two things stood out to me because when we see entertainment, we get amused by how it is new and fresh. But, the reality is that its just a replica of what came before and just revised to fit into the modern world for the modern audience. And for original work to be only created once and never again is also interesting, as you have the framework built first for an invention, and then the framework is modified by other people. In which, it is never really their intellectual property in the first place, but just a new and improved product of the original product.

My Point of View:

My point of view on this issue and on this topic is that it is good to place restrictions on people from stealing other people’s ideas, but if someone is going to file suits based off similar products or products that have a similar piece of music, movie clip, and anything else is wrong. Because, the Internet is big and there is a lot of entertainment out there, and if someone does do something similar there is a 50/50 chance that they might not know about it. So, the authorities should be a little bit more lenient on the rules they are enforcing and do more research into the investigation before putting a blame on someone.

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