Chapter 13Copyright and the Right to Copy

Annette Danto and Tami Gold

Abstract

For the general public as well as individual artists, there are many questions about copyright law, individual rights of ownership, and fair use. Copyright is a legal term with ethical implications. We are looking at copyright through an ethical lens. Discussions with two copyright lawyers highlight the legal and ethical dimensions of copyright law and fair use.

Media-makers wear many hats—that of artist, poet, activist, and also that of someone who understands legal and ethical considerations. Copyright laws are rules that protect our own work as well as the work of others.1 These laws protect intellectual and creative property produced by writers of short stories, ...

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