The video copyright basics taught me that everything that is written down is copyrighted even if you don’t use the copyright symbol. This is a good thing for people that write poetry, books, short stories, papers for school or music of their own. Their work is copyrighted as soon as they write it down without having to get the symbol put on their work. So if they were to upload it to the internet and let others see or hear their work no one else can claim it as theirs or use any of their information for themselves. This can however cause a problem if it is posted on the web or shared over the media because a lot of people don’t know the laws of copyright and can copy the work that is done by someone else and then the writer loses out on credit for that publication.
Copyrights can also cause complications for students writing work thinking as long as they only use a part of the source and list that it was from was okay when you are really supposed to have the okay from the person who wrote the article you are trying to use. This is one thing I have never known before. I always thought as long as you listed your source you were good to go just like the video said. More schools should show this video to their students for even high school students that are asked to write papers for their classes so when they get to college they know that it isn’t okay to just cite their source and that they need permission unless otherwise stated. I am now in my third year of college so just learning this is hard for me to comprehend that for all these years and all the papers I have written could have information that fringed against the copyright laws for the sources I used.
1. Copyright Basics
This video gave me a better understanding of the copyright laws and made me realize that if you are unsure if it is ok to copy to someone’s work even if you cite the...