week 9 | copyright

“when worlds collide… you can run… but you cannot hide”

This week for our remediation we wanted to discuss further the idea of copyright and copying ideas – The internet is a copying machine.

When a produser (content creator) creates certain content what makes it authentically theirs? How are we as an audience and producers ourselves meant to know what is in fact really someones original post and what isn’t. Are we to be naive and believe that most original posts are in fact “original”?

“Creators here and everywhere are always and at all times building upon the creativity that went before and that surrounds them now. That building is always and everywhere at least partially done without permission and without compensating the original creator.”
– Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture 2004

How does one put a “copyright label” or trademark on creativity, an idea or a thought. It’s a serious question, is it possible? Am I able to make sure that even if i have a small following or don’t have one at all – that all my ideas and creation will not be copied and taken advantage of.

Lessig, L. (2004). ‘Creators’, In Free Culture: How Big Media uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Strangle Creativity (pp. 21-30). New York: Penguin

1 thought on “week 9 | copyright”

  1. Hannah, this weeks post from you could be disguised as a great resource for the subject. Your post really focuses on the intricate parts of copyright, asking the questions that many people have. I love your style of using a quote and surrounding it with the information provided in a questioning format. As the reader, it got me thinking. Your remediation of a podcast with the GORLS was great, because hearing other people discuss the content makes it more attainable in my eyes. I, of course, wrote on copyright too and used a quote. The difference in our posts are that while your format stimulates the thinking process for the reader, mine more so gave extra information of copyright law and its movement in the digital era. After seeing your approach, I’m tempted to use the same in my next post, rather than using my blog as an almost ‘case study/resource’ dump. Great job girl!


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