Copyright laws sees that the Big buck movie and media companies retain a high level of power to control the ways in which you interact with the content they create and distribute to the public. It is a system that regulates creativity so the big issue I see here is how much freedom is left in our culture. There are shackles attached to what you are entitled to watch, adapt and recreate which makes it hard to know what is legally acceptable.
I was interested to see how much of what I am publishing on the internet is deemed “acceptable” and “unacceptable”. It is common knowledge that downloading movies and tv series on online streaming websites and torrents are illegal and I’ll loosely admit that I am an low grade offender (jeez I hope this doesn’t come back to bite me on the bU%$). And I’ll agree that if you enjoy the gifts of the entertainment industry and you want the good stuff to continue on giving then you need to support them by paying for the legal copies of their works so when the metadata retainment scheme was announced in 2015 the thought my every move on the internet was being watched definitely changed my ways.
This aside, I wanted to research what else falls under an act of infringing upon the copyright act that may seem harmless to the amateur creator like me and what I found made me start to worry that there is less and less you can do. Site after site I found rules for publishing content online which really takes the excitement out of putting your stuff out there if you’re given reasons why your work is not your own. These days in a tech driven society, our every move monitored and regulated, I can’t help think that a lack of freedom means for a lack of expression.. which a terrible thought in a intensely growing society like ours.