COPYLEFT & COPYRIGHT
We just Googled and all this amazing stuff popped up. Pictures, some text those infographics, it is all here and it is FREE. All we needed to do was download it (tweak it) and hey presto our job is done. EVEN BETTER YET it did not cost a penny. We copied it all by ourselves. We are BRILLIANT – STUPID PARROTS.
YOU WORRY TOO LITTLE.
Copyright cop out.
Here are some really clever websites. Their one purpose is simple. They help owners of stuff to protect and penalise STUPID PARROTS.
Oh no… It is not the STUPID PARROTS they PENALISE. It is the business who is using the copyrighted content. Errr… THAT IS YOU!
YES it is the business that is using the assets that is culpable firstly. The STUPID PARROTS are also responsible, but the user is the ultimate wrongdoer. So if you have oodles of cash CARRY ON REGARDLESS.
Calling the legal eagles.
NO WIN, NO FEE legal eagles are circling and more than happy to bring copyright infringers to book. We are not talking a small book here. We are talking a great big fat one. One that can bring limitless fines. Legal eagles love this fodder. They lap it up. Why? because the law has been broken. No defence is possible. It is just the amount of HARD COLD CASH that is negotiable. SIMPLES!
It is not just the financial cost. The professional costs are high too. No one wants there business to be seen as a cheapskate, a fraud, STUPID or even worst, dishonest. This law is not just about images and original text. It covers many things. Music, film, streaming TV shows and computer software are other examples. The STUPID PARROTS do not care about copyright. They see something of worth and like magpies swoop in. They like shiny things. The shiny things that someone else has toiled over. Being clueless is not an excuse for blatant STUPIDITY.
DID YOU KNOW that when you commission a business to do some of that creative stuff you may not own it? FOR EXAMPLE professional photographers may not release the copyright of the photoshoot you commissioned. The same applies throughout the creative world too. That brand name, logo or illustration may not be owned when commissioned. READ THE CONTRACT. Unless specifically commissioned with full copyright release the originator owns the copyright. INTERESTING STUFF this copyright thing-ummy bob.
A DAY IN THE COPYRIGHT MINEFIELD.
There we are blissfully stomping around thinking our path is safe. Then STUPID PARROTS come along. Laying hidden dangers along the beautifully planned route to success. BANG! our right leg just got blown clean off in the copyright minefield.
THERE IS HOPE. Yes there is always hope. Hope that the copyright owner will not discover the wrongs being inflicted upon them. However, the really clever services linked above are now being seen as a new income stream for copyright owners. BEWARE they may come a calling and they will not be bringing gifts.
FOR GOODNESS SAKE this is all getting a bit too much for the WE JUST WANTS (people who just want something without understanding the requirements) and the STUPID PARROTS (needs no explanation). It all sounds very sensational. Surely we are exempt? NOPE SORRY!
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PLEASE IGNORE THE COPYRIGHT SYMBOL. It has been left here for search engines as they like at least one picture to be on a page. Go figure!