Saturday, August 8, 2009

How deep is your commitment?

How deep is your commitment to copywrite violation laws?
Do you really care, or are you just afraid of being fined?

Some people don't think of copywrite violation as stealing because they aren't taking anything "tangible," but think again. Check out's POV on this one:

"When you violate a copyright, you take something valuable from the copyright owner that he can’t get back. You take his right to control where his creation is viewed and how. It might be your opinion that the “free publicity” you provide outweighs the loss – and you might be right – but you’ve taken from the creator the right to make the publicity-versus-overexposure decision himself. That might not seem like a big deal to you, but it feels that way to the person who lost control of his art."

Photo: courtesy of finalpixx (David Beckham getting fined)