SAFEGUARD AGAINST THE ‘NAME’
Many question copyright’s existence in today’s society due to the various resources individuals have online for torrenting purposes.
So with this in mind the question raised is
Many argue that companies these days are abusing copyright through their large audience participation. Companies such as Disney, Newscorp, Viacom, and Time Warner have successful paradigm of consolidation (content and channels), this assists their convergence flow and the importance of copyright to enclose the usage of the content they create.
Copyright refers to the ‘safeguard’ of content which allows a company to own the work they create, allowing no other creator to copy this. In the US the monopoly of Copyright exists for 70 years after the authors death. This is an enormous amount of time considering the life span plus the 70 extra years the copyright exists for.
Australian Copyright Laws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_Australia
Copyright in my eyes opposes against the existence of creativity by limiting a creator’s ability to use motivation to spark ideas. If copyright laws were depleted society would have a much more innovative atmosphere. This is due to the ability of inventors to have the freedom to process their ideas. There will come a day when every idea will be consumed by copyright.
What will we do then?
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