Reading Week 1
I really enjoyed going through the myths about copyright because there are so many questions about it and just those 10 myths can answer a lot of questions. Numerous times in videos it was said that copyright is not about using media but about gaining permission to do so. It really made me think about copyright issues and YouTube. I direct musicals and we are always told that we can't take video of a production. Its hard to tell parents you can't tape productions that your students are in because of copyright laws when they can go online and see numerous videos of other productions. Makes me wonder if I have read the copyright issues wrong or if these people with the videos are getting into trouble or if its something that is just not enforced out there.
I agree, you see a lot of YouTube videos that copyright problems are easy to find. YouTube really tries to do a good job in flagging videos that have unauthorized music applied to a video.
Permission is likely rarely asked for and given in far more situations than the opposite. I am in full support of obtaining this permission though, as I feel music is just like a piece of art and to use it without the proper permissions given is theft.