Illegally Downloading Movies – You Do the Crime, You Do the Time

Illegal movie downloads, most people know someone who has dabbled in it however not many people are aware of the legality and problems that may arise when downloading movies illegally online. With the vast amount of content that has been made freely available online it is no wonder why some people do experiment in downloading… Continue reading Illegally Downloading Movies – You Do the Crime, You Do the Time

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Copyright/Licensing Info: U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 empowers Congress to “promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” -the basis of copyright laws of today In today’s visual world, the work created by a graphic designer… Continue reading Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

For a photographer who makes his or her living from licensing copies of our work, it’s frustrating to see just how easily images can be downloaded from websites, shared on social media, or otherwise used without consent or compensation. Even worse, to have one’s personal likeness and photos fraudulently used to create a fake identity.… Continue reading Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

There is no standard definition for “Copyright Awareness”. However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious… Continue reading What Is Copyright Awareness?

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