What is Intellectual property? In what terms a information considered as violating the rules of intellectual property?
Why copyright has become an serious issue these days? Back in the days, information always comes in an original form, which is physical form. However, information these days are easily transferable because it was formed in a digital form. Information flowing over neutral networks and no people has the control of it.
The world we are living today are known as the knowledge world. People are hungry for more information and they wants to have so much information with them but they did not have the time to access to it. Thus, even tho people want it more but they don’t want to pay for it because information these days are easily rip off. Therefore intellectual property and content control has been a concern to most of the business people in the world today. Even though action was taken seriously for this issue, however users still has not shown the concern about the penalty for the action.
I would like to leave you with the impression that if you make a single illegal
copy of our software, you will spend the next five years in court, the following
ten in prison, and forever after your soul will suffer eternal damnation.
V. Rosenburgh, “Copyright and the New Technology
As we can see from our new media like youtube, often people making a parody or fan made videos from the copyright video or music. One of the most recent videos are the Gangnam Style Video and also the music called Call Me Maybe.
This video was made by a audit firm in Singapore called PWC. The purpose of making the video was to recruit new employees. Compared to the original music “Called me maybe”, the lyrics was changed and re-edit for their intended message. Was this considered as violating the laws of Intellectual Property? If it is, why there’s no action taken? One of the most recent parody made was called “Oppa Gangnam Style”. Many countries have did a parody of this music video and some of them actually went viral on Youtube. Once again, why there’s no action taken?
According to the sources from creative commons. There are few different types of law and licences for copyright owners. The picture below will show you the different logos that stands for different types of copyright licences.
These are the following copyright license:
2. Attribution share alike
3. Attribution no derivatives
4. Attribution non commercials
5. Attribution non commercials share alike
6. Attribution non commercials no derivatives
7. No right reserved
To understand more about these licences you can log to http://wiki.creativecommons.org/FAQ#How_do_I_properly_attribute_a_Creative_Commons_licensed_work.3F for more information.
These licenses can main created for the purpose of protection the original idea of the owner and also to reward a owner’s creativity and invention of something.
Joinussurely 2012, “Join Us Surely” by PwC Singapore, accessed 16/9/2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S0YPQCTfFWM
Creativecommons, About The Licenses, accessed 16/9/2012, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Adam.M, Intellectual Property and Information Control, accessed 16/9/2012, http://faculty.washington.edu/moore2/cha1.pdf