Copyright was established in order to protect the work of an author, artist, performer, etc. This allows the creator to penalize somebody for copyright infringement as this term means that the creator can publish their work and one would not copy their own work unauthorized.
There are two viewpoints: copyright laws need to be stricter and copyright laws are outdated and hinder the creativeness. I agree with the first point where copyright laws needs to be tougher because it has been around sometime where it stayed the same through time but out in the world, we had many upgrades technological wise and communication wise, where it has become more easier for one to copy or infringe one's work with going unnoticed. The social platforms we have today allow this to happen as "...the sharing by regular folks who have not considered, or worried about, the repercussions of copying a photograph or news article and pasting it on their blog or Facebook page." which is perfectly stated in UT News. I agree with this statement as everyday there are new accounts created on social medias and more younger children create them now than in the past and it is most likely that they are not aware about copyright but that could also go for older kids and adults who are not aware of it and the repercussions one can have if they do copy a work of a creator.
This issue affects schools since the schools should start informing students about copyright from early on because the students need to know how not to commit copyright infringement as social media makes this act very accessible but not informative about it along with how schools informing will allow less plagiarism and copyright occurring and WhoIsHostingThis sums this up along with giving a complete guideline to students about copyright which is very helpful and informative. Fair use and creative commons relates to my point as they both help out the public with copyright work as the fair use is the legal doctrine that can help figure out which copyright materials can be fairly used while creative commons allows the distribution of works, that would be covered by copyright, freely. These two terms help out the people who want to use a part of a work of a creator or use free work that one can use without worrying about copyright infringement which relates back to my view point on how copyright needs to be stricter because these are ways that one can go around copyright and they could be abused as it is also has been around for a while now and needs to be retouched in order to accommodate to the improving society.
“Copyright Explained For Students: Don't Get Caught Out.” WhoIsHostingThis.com, 29 Oct. 2019, www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/student-copyright/.
Jr, David H. Donaldson. “After 40 Years, Copyright Law Needs To Be Tweaked.” UT News, 17 Aug. 2018, news.utexas.edu/2018/01/08/after-40-years-copyright-law-needs-to-be-tweaked/.
I am Karen HP and a senior in Durham School of the Arts. This blog is for my learning development and new skill experience through out my final year of high school.