Copyrighting issues are something I almost never think about. We all automatically click the little box saying that we’ve read the terms and conditions, but chances are, not one of us did. The day I meet someone who can claim that they read every portion of those conditions, is the day that I meet my hero.
The emerging social media platform, Snapchat, has a lot to answer in terms of this. You might only be publishing current photos and videos for the people on your friends list, but with the matters of saving these, and then later sharing on other social media platforms, there comes a time when copyright issues must surely intervene.
Looking back at the video we watched last week in our BCM112 lecture, a guy gets in trouble for publishing a video with a song playing in the background that he has no rights to reproduce. Unfortunately, this is something majority of us take part in on a daily basis. Singing to one of your favourite songs in the car with your friends always feels like an iconic moment, but did it really happen if you didn’t snapchat it for everyone to see? Most of us are culprits of copyright within our on social media forms, and we don’t even realise it.