Hey, Visitor... I gotta admit you're doing pretty good!
Listen, we need to talk about copyright. There's a lot of confusion about it and we want to clear it all up.
Hey Visitor... We're using a lot of images in here, so I wanted to give you some basics on Copyright.
Ultimately, I'd like to see you ALWAYS using your own images and such, but when you're learning, and you're NOT going to share the work, it's OK to practice with copyrighted material.
Besides, Visitor, you're still just a BOOTer! ;)
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO on copyright- AND THEN WATCH THIS ONE by youtube. It's really well done. It's about videos on youtube obviously, but there is good info there about copyright in general. The rules they follow are pretty closely aligned to your life and how a copyright violation might affect you. Normally, people give you a chance to fix things before they come after you as long as the use was innocent (Stealing games, music, movies, etc- you already know that's not OK. You can get majorly slammed for that!)
Then, WATCH THIS AMAZING SUMMARY of the hows and whys of copyright law. It's the best quick summary of copyright laws, reasons, and problems I've ever seen.
Next, check out this info on FAIR USE. That's the law that protects the fair use of material for education and personal growth.
It's all fairly simple. Now, to complete this mission, just click the button below. This verifies that you listened to AND UNDERSTAND the copyright rules for artists on the GRID.
Great job, Visitor! You've got a grip on this! It's really not that tough, once you just think about it.
Now, with all that being said... in here, we believe in RADICAL OPENESS like Jason Silva (blocked at school) discusses...
Now to claim mastery, you'll have to post on YOUR BLOG about the issue of copyright (Post under the "Boot" category). Be sure to summarize it all, and DO NOT copy from this page or any other! It would be kinda goofy to violate copyright in your own work explaining that you understand copyright!
What are your thoughts and opinions on copyright? You should have at least a couple paragraphs to claim mastery. Answer the following questions:
- Why do you think there are copyright laws?
- What do you think is the reason the government made "Fair Use" laws? What does it promote?
- If nobody honored copyright, what do you think would happen?
It must be a COMPLETE entry- not a summary, Visitor! This is a medium mission, you'll get credit for it!
DO NOT CLAIM MASTERY UNTIL YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION ON YOUR BLOG IN THE BOOT CATEGORY!
Once you have this mission documented with a Blog Post, GET THE DOCUMENT LINK FOR YOUR POST AND PASTE IT IN THE BOX BELOW. (Here's how) You can not claim mastery without a blog post!
Awesome job, Visitor!
Your blog is really starting to roll!! It will be YOUR creative expression and I can't wait to see more. We are a team in here, Like I help you, I hope to see you helping others grow as artists.
Right now it's a little restrictive. TOP has rules at first. But when you get your name, and prove your dedication to the GAME- Top will open it all up and you'll have TONS of freedom!! Be sure to prove you can handle it!
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