So how does one really know if they’re breaking the law by copyrighting? When do we know if we are copyrighting, The video “A Fair(y) Use Take” assigned to watch suggests that the law of copy writing is in a way extortion. Even if we use an idea that is copyrighted it is against the law and we would need permission to use that idea. From the video “Laws that Choke Creativity“, Lessig suggests that there is a fine line between piracy and copyrighting. When can we actually use material without asking for permission? When showing a video to the class, the source is usually YouTube, do teachers really need to ask YouTube for permission each time they’d like to show their class something? The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education help distinguish when it is reasonable to display others work by not taking credit and also when it is considered piracy.

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