You Mean to Tell Me I Cant Take All the Credit?!

Copyright… both the best friend and enemy to individual creators everywhere. Although copyright has the extraordinary ability to protect the work of an individual – which is fantastic I am not saying that it’s not – but it also has the ability to what Ted Mitew would call a Digital Enclosure. A place where information and material becomes so inaccessible that we lose our culture of sharing material and information.

In order to aid young creatives in their pursuit of obtaining and using information in a way that is legal, the Prezi below explains how an individuals could go about finding material that has some rights reserved rather than all rights reserved.

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An advocate for the accessibility of information and material is ‘Internet Boy’ Aaron Swartz, who quite cleverly once said “Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.” For those interested in the obtaining of information and the powers who hold that ability, I highly recommend you start by looking into the fights and passions of Aaron.

For now, signing off,

Claudia

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4 Comments

  1. March 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Really cool work with the Prezi Claudia! It was awesome to look at ‘Creative commons’ from a different perspective and extremely in-depth! I do agree with you in seeing both the positives and negatives associated with copyright, however it is a shame that the ‘share culture’ has gotten lost. And at risk of sounding like that “she doesn’t even go here” chick from mean girls, ideally I think we should all be able to work together, be inspired and build upon others work! You never know the wonders that someone could do with what you have to offer! However, there is always the risk of someone abusing your work which makes it suck a complex issue.
    Really enjoyed this blog, keen to read more!
    Laura 🙂

    creative commons previously lost ‘share culture’

  2. March 21, 2016 / 5:14 am

    Hi Claudia,
    I loved your blog post because of how much depth you went into the ‘creative common’ in your prezi. I agree with you on the both sides of copyright in how it is a positive and negative law in society. I personally believe that the copyright of intellectual property is taking it that one step further in some cases and really isn’t necessary such as people filing for intellectual property when someone has the same signature as them. I particularly like the quote that you used “Information is power. But like all power, people want to keep it for themselves”. This quote is incredibly relevant as people abuse the power of copyright to harm others. Very much enjoyed this post 🙂

  3. March 24, 2016 / 3:04 am

    Hi there,
    ‘Creative Commons’ is a fantastic way to look at copyright issues. I have never actually understood what the CC stood for (I used to think it meant closed captioned, lol), so your Prezi presentation was extremely informative! In our world today, copyright is so widely utilised and monitored. We have to be so careful when creating our own work in particular. Now I know that any material that I want to share/use that has the CC symbols on it, can be re-used by me freely as long as I acknowledge the owner! Thanks for that! The only thing I can say to build upon your work, would to imbed your Prezi into the website, but I know how confusing it can be and I’m sure you will figure it out in no time.
    Super read. 🙂

  4. March 24, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Really liked the Prezi,
    Most people forget about creative commons when trying to get around copyright laws, most people look to Fair use as a way, but there can be misunderstandings and unfair criticism. Creative commons give more freedom and help content creators expand explanation and entertainment of their message.
    However, its hard to find creative commons today as most people like licensing their work and the monotisation that comes with it.
    Good job overall 🙂

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