Copyright, the Internet, and Why it (Should) Matter to You (Infographic)
Between movies, news articles, blog posts, and LOLcat gifs, the average consumer gets (and shares) a lot of content on the internet. With this endless stream of information that is being shared, there is a question we need to ask: When are you breaking the law?
There is an ongoing debate between internet companies and media companies (some of which are in both camps) on how the issue should be enforced.
On one end are the defenders of the copyright holders owners who believe that copyright is a basic property right which should be defended at all costs, and at the other extreme there are those who believe that copyright is an authoritarian imposition, as a governmental interference in markets that should be free.
And in between the two, you’ll find the rest of us – those who don’t intend to infringe (but are probably doing it anyway). Wherever you stand, the following infographic will help you learn more about the laws that affect you on the internet everyday.