Copyright is defined as the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same. What this basically means is the person who created something has complete authority over it. Therefore they can keep it for themselves, and give others the right to use it only with there consent. Copyright has changed so much due to new media. For example, pictures. People find pictures online all of the time, most of the time hey us these pictures for their social media accounts, like posting them on Tumblr, or Twitter, Or Instagram. What most people don’t do is get permission for the usage of these things. They use them without consulting ownership with the person who created it because often it is no way to get in contact with them. Because of new media, it has made it more difficult to keep a creator’s images to themselves, with it floating around the Internet, anyone can use it and not care about copyright rules.
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