So what is copyright and copyleft? Is there a balance between the two?
Copyright “[They] own the culture that we live in, they represent the past. …For these people, ideas are intellectual property, locked up until purchased.”-Gaylor
Copyleft “Those who want to share ideas, those people believe that the public domain must be protected to ensure the free exchange of ideas and the future of art and culture.”-Gaylor
The right balance for both the “right” people and the “left” people will be to cite the borrowed work.
An example of a copyright infringement:
Is his Music not original enough? What is originality?
“Originality is when you mix two things that haven’t been mix together.”-DJ Marlboro, Brazil
But the RIAA doesn’t think so
…and clearly Simon Fraser University doesn’t think so: “SFU is handing over to the copyright system various regulatory functions that could be handled, and normally are handled, by the citation system.”-Murray
What can be our solution? I am using The Verve’s Sweet Symphony!!!!! Happy now?
What can be our solution? Citation is the answer
Without citation, your work, with borrowed information, is a plagiarized work. Or is it a copyright infringement?
What are the differences? Plagiarism “…is a matter of ethics… [the] use or reuse of words without acknowledgement.”-Murray Copyright infringement “…is a matter of law…[the] use or reuse of words without permission.”-Murray
Plagiarism “…is a matter of etiquette, a crime against the group (the audience).”-Murray
Copyright infringement “…is a matter of law, a crime against the individual (the source).”-Murray
Why ask permission…
…when you can “footnote with grace?”-Murray
“Today we are exploiting electronics writing to oppose standardization and unification.”-Bolter … to share, and to create
Acknowledge the authors; cite borrowed works; and protect our public domain.
Work Cited Bolter, Jay David. “The Network Culture.” Writing Space Second Edition (2001). Murray, Laura J. “The Costs of Confusion” Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement (2008) Gaylor, Brett. RiP! A Remix Manifesto." RiP! A Remix Manifesto. Web. 25 Sep 2010. <http://films.nfb.ca/rip-a-remix- manifesto/>.