Now, That I own a website and I post various things borrowed from the internet, in favor of my post. I must learn and know about copyright rules and regulation.
So, I did a research on this issue..and here are my result!
First let me define copyright, According to google, copyright – 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.
There are 3 types of copyright conversations:
- Ethical: Ethical conversations on copyright deal with what is moral or right. This includes statements such as “It’s wrong to steal from artists” and “The real thieves are studios…” These conversations are almost impossible to have because the opinions on the ethics of copyright vary so wildly from person to person.
- Legal: Legal conversations deal exclusively with the law and what is and is not infringement. Issues such as the legality of piracy, fair use and potential damages all fall under this umbrella. These conversations are generally easier to have because the law is more or less universal. Still, with so many gray areas in copyright law, there’s plenty of room for debate and discussion.
- Practical: Finally, there’s practical issues that deal with what happens in the “real world” so to speak. Issues such as how product availability affects piracy or who is the most likely group to download illegal files fall under this category. These discussions are difficult only because it’s so difficult to get good, solid information in this field.