CISC101- Week 5

This week we learned what the Copyright Law was. I had always heard about it and knew the basis of it, but didn’t know the whole jist of it. I think it is important to have a copyright law because if not people would take advantage of someone else’s idea and use it as their own. I believe it is legal to feed off of someone else’s idea and make it your own or use it as a base and completely transform it into their own, different thing. I also think it is good that the copyright law last forever because if not, someone would take that idea after the time was up and take credit for it, and the original owner legally couldn’t do anything about it.

As far as remixing goes, I think legal remixing, meaning they are giving credit for the material used is not plagiarism. But when you take something and don’t give the original owner credit, then that becomes plagiarism.

In my opinion, everyone is entitled to the protection of their own work. And this includes being able to sue others and receiving money for it. It is the right thing to do for hard work to pay off.

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