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More exceptions to Copyright laws (Essay)




I think that Copyright laws around the world should give more exceptions to non-commercial use. This is called Fair Use or Fair Dealing.

For example, I believe that images that content under Copyright taken from other sources such as images and information from the Internet should be allowed for reproduction without permission under Copyright laws by people or informal groups who do not belong to organizations or companies for non-commercial use especially through means such as the Internet if they acknowledge the original creator in a reasonable way. This would not harm the revenue of companies as these people are not competitors who compete to provide services to customers for money. They would also get appropriate fame as people who reproduce their work are obligated to give necessary acknowledgements to the original creator who still owns the Copyright.

However, content such as music videos, movies, films and television shows should not be allowed for reproduction because it would harm the revenue of the people who produced these content as these reproduced films by third parties would compete for views as they are usually free so they would tend to attract more people to view these pirated films than to buy them from the original creator which could be expensive so it is unfavorable.



6 blog comments below

Agreed. I still can't get over how those movie actors and producers are allowed to get exorbitantly wealthy at our expense. And even at that wealth still feel as though dishonesty is robbing them from income. Does not make sense to me. So agreed. There should be more generous sharing, particularly at the point where the movie has come off the circuit.
deanhills on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Thank you for agreeing with me. Having less Copyright restrictions would allow people to create more useful videos, blogs that contain better content such as information which has already many restrictions lifted for use without permission in ways such as news reporting, review amd criticism. But I still think that there should be a few more restrictions lifted.
twotrophy on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:27 am
"Fair Use" is under much scrutiny these days because of ease to electronically borrow (swipe something to use for profit) from any site.
Just get the permission and clearly post copyright and used with permission of author. Most authors are very happy to share their work as long as they credit for their work.
In your example: "not personally identifiable" so was the work 'borrowed' and placed where you found it? Do you see the problem?
standready on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:12 pm
Thank you for your feedback on my argument. I have already fixed this mistake by removing the part on personally identifiable pictures.
twotrophy on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:07 am
Another problem is with 'non-commercial use'. If you have ads on your page, you are making money off the content (i.e. commercial). It is a big can of worms that the laws have not caught up with.
standready on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:34 am
It is not a problem. People should not be allowed to reproduce such content without permission if they put up advertisments because they should not be earning by what is not created by them. Advertisments that are created by 3rd parties should be alright as the person who reproduces it does not earn anything.
twotrophy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:38 am



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