2 thoughts on “Respecting Copyright

  1. Hi Mark- Great article on copywrite! It is one of the most poorly understood rights a creator of any property has and one that must be honored if anyone needs to make a living from creative imaging of any sort from fine art to video to photography to written word. Good for you for defending your rights. And shame on those who tried to infringe on it.

  2. Thanks, Linda. Copyright (note spelling) law encourages the creation of new and original works. The duration has been extended dramatically in recent decades in large part to protect Disney cartoons, but the rest of us benefit, too. It used to be difficult to copy someone’s work, but digital media has made that easy. The “free” environment of the web has further eroded respect for copyright. It’s tough, but if we don’t enforce it, copyright will disappear.