Why is © Important?
Content creators – authors, musicians and artists (as examples) invest their own time, resources, blood, sweat and tears to get their work published. It’s not that they don’t want us to enjoy it; after all, that is why they created it right? All they ask is that they get the deserved credit for their work and are able to earn a living from it if they wish. Copyright gives them this right.
From a content user’s perspective, copyright provides us with a set of guidelines that enable us to access and share published material in a way that is fair and acceptable.