While the Internet and digital media has spawned a boom in creativity of many different genres and mediums, it has also arguably become the ‘largest single threat copyright law has faced.’
Copyright law can be a double edged sword and the arguments surrounding it have been going on about it for a long time—spurring copyright lengths further and further out.
If you’re trying to make heads or tails of it, good luck. It’s not only really confusing to read-up on, but most peoples general knowledge and understanding of copyright law is erroneous.
Maybe this can help simplify copyright, the Internet and why it matters to you:
Copyright, the Internet & Why It Matters to You
I like the final thought on this infographic:
“…It’s down to us to ensure we use online material ethically and responsibly.”
If we fail to do so, I can only imagine that it will result in heavy crackdowns and legislation that will stifle online creativity.