Friday, November 5, 2010

Information Ownership...

       The internet makes the ownership of information, almost, impossible.  I mean anything out there that is copyrighted does belong to someone.  They are supposed to be owed "royalties," the amount of money paid to "borrow" the work, information or material.  These rules used to be very strict...You could not make money off someones work even if it is only in the background.  An example...Have you noticed how they rarely sing the song "Happy Birthday" on television shows anymore?  It is mostly because the royalties that must be paid to use the song is nearly a million dollars.  The internet takes information and sends it out so fast to so many places people aren't always even aware of the initial source.

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