Copyright. What is it? Well, its the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.
Now let me ask you this. How do you listen to music or watch your favourite television show? Do you download it from YouTube? Do you torrent it onto your laptop? A lot of people do these things so save a few bucks because as we all know, buying music is expensive and nobody has time to wait for their favourite show to be released on DVD.
In this day and age, its so difficult to work around these things as its so easy to do and its not very time consuming. Illegally downloading music can be very dangerous if you are caught, but that’s a small change as I’m pretty sure most of the population does it to save a quick buck.
Let’s take YouTube users for example. A lot of creators use copyrighted free music and jingles to use for their videos. This can be really difficult as it may not work as well as Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars song. YouTube creators are also easily targeted if they have a larger audience as some viewers may report them if they breach the copyright laws for even using a tiny snippet of a copyrighted song.
An example of a YouTube creator getting caught is Michelle Phan.
What are your thoughts on this? Personally, I believe copying is a form of flattery.