A Great Article On The Story Reading Ape’s Blog Regarding The Theft Of Intellectual Property (IP)

Yesterday (21 November 2014) The Story Reading Ape’s Blog carried an interesting post on the theft of intellectual property (http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/11/21/authors-bloggers-readers-be-aware-of-intellectual-property-theft-laws/). The piece pertains to material published online and acts as a warning to authors and bloggers regarding the ease with which their (copyright) material can be stolen and used by others.

The article on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog brought to mind stories of more traditional book piracy. A Chinese acquaintance tells me that photocopies of (copyright) material is rife in China, (the below article being a case in point although, it should be noted that the piece pertains to Hong Kong, not mainland China. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469753/school-busted-selling-cheap-copies-books). Some or other once remarked that “Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. However, as pointed out by the article on The Story Reading Ape’s Blog (see above) copyright theft is not a victimless crime, it entails the theft of another’s intellectual labours.

8 thoughts on “A Great Article On The Story Reading Ape’s Blog Regarding The Theft Of Intellectual Property (IP)

      1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

        Unfortunately some people want something for nothing so, rather than creating their own art the steal another person’s and pass it off as their own. There is, I understand a piece of software enabling people to capture Youtube videos thereby breeching copyright. People try to justify this by saying “the music industry charges excessive prices for recordings, why shouldn’t I take their works for free?” I am not justifying this in any shape or form but this attitude, particularly among teenagers is very common. I don’t think there is an easy answer other than taking precautions (for example authors copyrighting their works and using Digital Rights Management to prevent copying of e-books). Thanks for your comment. Kevin

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