My esteemed blogging friend, Quaill, of Butterfly Sand reposted a piece she had written back in 2013. It was as …
The internet and social media have opened a Pandora’s box of sharing without caring. It is so easy to right-click and ‘save as’ or to copy/paste convenient content. Today I have permission to share an excellent and informative post from Zeebra Designs & Destinations that explains what is wrong with using copyrighted material without permission. And yes, if I wrote it, it’s copyrighted. If you wrote it or snapped it or coughed it up, it is copyrighted. I encourage you to read this entire post and as much of the discussion that follows as you can. Zeebra’s links are also very helpful.
In addition to Zeebra’s information, here is another link about Fair Use and Creative Commons. http://janefriedman.com/2013/07/15/the-fair-use-doctrine/
Reblogging here, thanks to Merry. This trailer doesn’t provide any answers, but it certainly reminds us of what we need to be paying attention to. Looking forward to the film.
The other day I got an e-mail from a friend with a link to this short film. You should have a look at it: Midway.
We all should do something to stop this. Don’t think that it only affects them. It affects humans too, so if you are the kind of person who doesn’t give a damn about animals, at least think about humans. Most of that trash ends up in their stomach, as you can see, but not only birds’ stomaches, fish too. And just in case you didn’t notice, we eat fish. So unless we stop polluting the oceans, we are going to end up eating all that crap that we throw in them.
Ocean’s most dangerous species.
Think about it.