The marketplace is continuing to evolve and technology is prohibiting artists from gaining the recognition they deserve. It is clear copyright laws have been affected due to external influences like piracy and the economy. Although, I don’t believe copyright laws should be changed to a point where using a “lightsaber” becomes a breach of the law.
When I read “Recovering Fair Use” by Steve Collins I could immediately relate to several aspects. Copyright is in place to ensure the owners work is recognised. Steve Collins acknowledges that for playing a song, unintentionally take-down notices have been issued “Holden Lenz…caught bopping to a barely recognizable Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”…Stephanie Lenz received an email from YouTube informing her of its…take-down notice.” Artists create for several reasons but mainly to be appreciated and respected. They want their audience to enjoy and cherish their work.
This is why Linkedln allows professionals to access past achievements and employer history. If LinkedIn’s policy was, “The Creative Commons” this would make plagiarism more universal. LinkedIn opposes this, and clearly states their policy in an ethical manner, leaving it up to the individual to agree to those terms.