Sunday, 15 November 2015

Copyright and social media

The popularity and use of social media networks just keeps growing and growing and information is passed on with the speed of light. With the fast pace sharing of news and information are we unwittingly and unknowingly  violating copyright laws.

Social Media platforms encourage the sharing of our own and others people's material (copyrighted material included)and  it would be easy to unwittingly violate copyright laws. What constitutes fair usage for the average social media user and when does it become an infringement of another persons copyright.

The following article, using Pinterest as a  case study offers an insight into the ramifications of copyright and social media.

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