What to consider in the world of modern copyright
As a result of digitalization, copyright law has gained a massive influence over our everyday lives. The online dossier Copyright Law, which was designed by Philipp Otto on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education and updated by iRights.Lab, explains what needs to be considered.
In the analogue world, copyright infringements were very costly. Just imagine the effort involved in copying then binding all the pages of Thomas Mann’s epic novel The Buddenbrooks. Historically, in the everyday lives of the vast majority of the population, copyright played practically no role. However, in our increasingly digitalized world, things look very different. Texts can be copied in a few seconds and published on your own blog. Music and films can be downloaded free on numerous platforms. Photos can be compiled into a collage with just a few clicks, which can then be published on a social network. Copyright law has thus become extremely important in a short span of time and everyone should be familiar with it. Unfortunately, the applicable rules are not simple; many people do not know them at all. This is why the free online dossier Copyright Law shines light on this subject by explaining the legal situation and providing important background information in a generally understandable form.
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