Case Study: Vidding — Free Expression or Copyright Piracy?
Read Discussion Case Vidding — Free Expression or Copyright Piracy? at the end of Chapter 13 in your text. In a one- to two-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) you must:
- Explain, using the ethical criteria introduced in Chapter 4 (utilitarianism, rights, and justice), if the creating and uploading of vids to the Internet are simply an ethical expression of one’s free speech, or if it is an infringement of intellectual property.
- Explain where to draw the line when using material found on the Internet, while trying to respect the artists’ intellectual property and rights to royalties from their creations.
- Describe how different a vid should be from the original source to justify that it is no longer the same material as the original artist created and thus not covered under the copyright laws.