A lot of people in modern life do not recognize what copy right is ! Especially that is the law itself don’t take it seriously as other crimes I guess. From my understanding, copyright is: ‘Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.’ Indeed, copyright a form of knowledgeable property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “What Works Are Protected.”
On the other hand, copyright is an international organization that include all countries not just the States. On other words, the United States has copyright relations with most countries throughout the world, and as a result of these agreements, we honor each other’s citizens’ copyrights. However, the United States does not have such copyright relationships with every country. For a listing of countries and the nature of their copyright relations with the United States.’
I personally don’t see it as a real problem since we live in the era of technology. People started to learn and know a lot of new information that it is becoming general knowledge, as a result people do not need to say this work belong to that person if it is generally knowledgeable. Indeed, music is the big deal in copyright because I don’t think we all need to follow the law in order to listen to music as I mentioned before we are living in the era of technology.
What is a Copyright?Plagiarism Today. https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-internet-plagiarism/your-copyrights-online/1-what-is-a-copyright/
What Is a Copyright? FindLaw. http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/intellectual-property/what-is-copyright.html
Daniel A. Tysver. “Works Unprotected by Copyright Law”. Bitlaw.
https://www.thespruce.com/copyright-symbol-on-windows-and-mac-2688246 (copyright picture).