…the big deal is you are stealing the persons time and talent for your benefit without compensation to them.
The latest Twitter censorship is based off a copyright infringement brought by (red type was copied and pasted from an article by THE HILL) the publisher Universal Music Publishing Group for R.E.M.’s 1992 song “Everybody Hurts” in a tweet by @CarpeDonktum.
There is a clause called Fair use which allows under certain circumstances to use images in your tweets, posts or articles like this.
I own many copyrights to my work in my other life. I know the importance of protecting your work. Now maybe you would think, oh it’s just some kid on social media. Well it goes from that kid all the way up to major corporations who somehow use your work for free. The major corporations were where the money was so I followed that more stringently. So I feel for these professional artists and even the weekend warriors trying to figure out Photoshop.
I remember when Bill Gates started Corbis (a stock image/video firm) and he said wouldn’t it be cool to allow a kid writing a book report to use one of your images for 5 cents? For blogging out loud)) Bill it is NOT cool. Well he made his bucks and sold it to the Chinese. International infringement is a major problem. Do you use Asian or European media? I didn’t think so.
*Above video is banned by leftist media
Back up to my second paragraph. I pointed out that I copy and pasted some info from THE HILL article. Now this is NOT like Elizabeth Warren copying (plagiarizing) the whole recipe from Mr. Franey’s 1979 recipe. Sorry for the ironic link from Wikileaks which relies on the honesty of people.
Now full disclosure, I am GUILTY of using the amazing work of
@afbranco @GrrrGraphics and@Ramireztoons without tagging them, not because I purposely didn’t do it, it’s just that this multi-tasking thing still has me crying for a Twitter edit button. So I understand the average person who has no idea what Copyright infringement means. My only solace is that they all prominently and rightfully display their name on their work.
If you look at my video page you can see how someone like myself takes advantage (and I do mean advantage) of other peoples artwork. However I blame the search engines (mainly Google) who fail to require displaying who’s art it is they are showing. This SHOULD have been from the very first day they started their business. This is the evolution of all artists displaying their name inside the actual art. The idea that the people who create the art that first and foremost draws the eye of the viewer to the article in the first place shouldn’t at least be credited fights against our capitalist system. Which by the way BUILT America. F U Socialists!
By the way I typically do NOT apply a © symbol when I use other peoples work. I bring this up because of @CarpeDonktum use of the copyright symbol after using a video that was not produced by him or the music, yes he selectively edited the video to bring out the true feelings of the Democrats which he did well. However in my case this is where I merely display my website address. Just a thought.
So if you appreciate enough the work of artists (cartoonists, photographers, videographers, etc.) to use them on your social media accounts give them a shout out as an appreciation for the years they honed their skills and understand this IS their living you are messing with.))