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Copyright is a law that gives people the right to declare ownership on the things you create. Copyright is important because it gives people the right to reproduce their work, distribute copies, perform their work and display the work publicly. Copyright is also important so other’s will not take work that does not belong to them and make it their own, something similar to plagiarism. Plagiarism is something many people who display their work on the web should think about.

Fair use is copying copyrighted material to comment on criticism and parody. Fair use can be done without getting permission from the copyrighted owner. If you use someone’s material and it qualifies as fair use, it would not be considered infringement.

Copy right laws can be joy kills!

Copyrights are laws that the United States created, that enables a creator of any type of original project/material the rights of use and distribution and we have these copyright laws so that the creator’s of the original work is protected by the law. Which means someone else can’t use their material/project to profit or claim that original work as their own. It’s basically…

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Copyrights are laws that the United States created, that enables a creator of any type of original project/material the rights of use and distribution and we have these copyright laws so that the creator’s of the original work is protected by the law. Which means someone else can’t use their material/project to profit or claim that original work as their own. It’s basically the same concept as the plagiarism of literature but for digital media and online contexts that people have put up.

I think that people should be very careful with the different things that they copy or re-share on social media sites and so on, more frequently because they might not even know that they are violating the copyright laws that have been established and they can be fined, sued or even sent to jail because of some minor infraction or because they didn’t know that they were violating an actual law by sharing something, or copying and pasting something on their wall. The fair use of copyright laws, is the limited use of the original work or the exception of someone else’s work without the original creator’s direct consent.

I watched the video about Larry Lessig’s ideas on “Law’s that choke creativity” and after watching it I have come to the conclusion that I completely and totally agree with he’s saying when he talks about how  “The vocal chords will be eliminated by the process of evolution as was the tale of man when he came from the ape …we can describe it using modern computer terminology as a kind of read-write culture. It’s a culture when people participate in the creation and the re-creation of their culture in the sense it’s read write. Susa’s fear was that we would lose that capacity because of these “infernal machines”.” I think he’s totally right to say that Susa was right because technology has made it easier for people to copy off each other instead of everyone having to think or try to come up with their own original ideas, they’re just going online and sometimes hijacking other people’s ideas. It’s hurting people’s capacity to be creative and original. “Common sense revolts at the idea.”

Another large quote (lol) that really caught my attention was “These tools of creativity, have become tools of speech. It is a literacy for this generation. This is how our kids speak. It is how our kids think. It is how your are, as they increasingly understand digital technology’s and their relationship to themselves.” I agree that technology has made people lazy and has put a damper on their originality but that doesn’t always apply to everyone in the world, especially our generation. Now people are using technology to make GIF’s and other projects to describe and illustrate how they’re feeling and they’re giving voices to their artistic views by using certain tools to do so. Which has lead to this being a new way of communicating more than words on social media sites and so on.

Copyright

Hello all I watched Larry Lessig’s talk (TEDtalk) on “How creativity is being strangled by the law. At one point when he is talking about the youth of today he states “it is technology that made them different” He talks about how his generation used to make mixed tapes and youth today remix music. His generation […]

Hello all

I watched Larry Lessig’s talk (TEDtalk) on “How creativity is being strangled by the law.

At one point when he is talking about the youth of today he states “it is technology that made them different”

He talks about how his generation used to make mixed tapes and youth today remix music. His generation watched TV and the youth today make television.

He is talking about how youth have the tools now, with technology, to do more creative things.  We, as I consider myself a youth of today  also, have much more technological choices than our parents had and we look to use the technology to move further in life.  I changed my major to be able to utilize technology in my life.

What is copyright?  Copyright the exclusive legal right that is given to a creator of something to publish or perform or do anything else with that something they created.

Why is there copyright?  it is there to protect artist from having their work copied or stolen without their permission.

How much should users of the web think about copyright as you and others share, re-share and remix content on the web?  People need to be conscious of that information which was created by others and how they use others creations but at the same time, if someone has put it on why web, then they should expect others to use it.

What is fair use?  “fair use” allows someone to use excerpts of something that is copyrighted to be used in certain circumstances including news reporting, teaching, and research, without the for permission from the copyright holder.

Remixing is Creativity

Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. Copyright was made with the intent to encourage creativity….

Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. Copyright was made with the intent to encourage creativity. In Larry Lessig’s TEDTalk Laws that choke creativity, he caught my attention when he explained that remixing is not piracy. It is a “tool of creativity.” Isn’t that the reason for copyright laws? To encourage creativity!?

THUMPS UP to “REMIXING CREATIVITY!” LOL

Do Not Duplicate

What is copyright you may ask? It 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. Or in other words copyright does not protect ideas, and concepts.Read More…

What is copyright you may ask? It 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. Or in other words copyright does not protect ideas, and concepts. However, it is legal ownership of the creator who also allows people such as us to use their works. Therefore, copyright is there so that no one can “claim” your original idea is theirs. That brings up another point of originality. Originality comes from the person(s) who put together their ideas to create something extravagant. Therefore, it is simple to take credit in the works of another individual. But think about the after effect. Eventually others will hear or see your work, and not only will they be interested in sharing but also using. Users of the web should possibly think about copyright more often. If it is done wrong, it could cause them some time in jail for taking the original idea to claim it as their own. Fortunately we have access to fair use. Fair use is the act of copying but in the use of comments, critique, or parody of a copyright. In short, you can create a whole new idea using the original. For example, let’s say you really like a song by Imagine Demons and you want to tweak it a little. You decide to add some cool sound effects or maybe create a mash-up. Sounds cool huh? Well guess what? Congratulations you just mixed it to make it your own. You combined your idea with the artist or creator.

Let’s take a look at a locksmith. What does he do? Does he not duplicate the original key? Is that considered copyright? Their profession serves a great service to the community but do they have legal right to copy something original? While some keys are cut legally, others are stamped “Do Not Duplicate.”            dup key

That sounds familiar now doesn’t it? The comparison of copyright has its stamp stating “Do Not Duplicate” abbreviated or symbolized by ©. We see this in our school books, in movies, on a legal document, CDs and DVDs etc.
There are a few great points Larry Lessig made in his TEDTalk video. For instance Lessig states, “The importance of this is not the technique that you see in here.” Furthermore, he continues to say, “The importance is that, that technique has been democratized… These tools of creativity have become tools of speech. It is literacy for this generation.” Before Lessig states this, he presents a few clips that regale his audience. In this he is stating that technology is our new democracy. In everything we do today is done through the internet. We learn technology very quickly and so we are capable to transfer information.