Blog 2: Image Regulations

Image Regulations

1. Explain what copyright means ?

Copyright is a type of property made from a person’s creative skill and labour such as writing, music or images( is a form of intellectual property that protects the original expression of ideas. It enables creators to manage how their content is used. Copyright may be protect the following things of the user

  • Writing
  • Music
  • Visual images
  • Boradbasts
  • Sound recording
  • Moving images
  • Computer programs.
  • And etc.Copyright protection is free and automatic under the Copyright Act 1968.

2.Why do we have copyright laws?

We required the copyright laws for the following reason.

  • To protect the original content from unauthorised
  • To manage the use of original content.
  • It act as financial reward to owner of the copyright

3.How long does copyright last?

The copyright of text, images and music lasts for 70 years after the year of the creator’s death.

4. What will happen if you break copyright laws?
Find two (2) examples of when copyright laws were broken, and what action was taken.

There are few consequences of breaking copyright laws.Civil penalties faced by a person found guilty of breaking these laws might include monetary fines based on the scale of the violation as well as monetary compensation for time and resources spent tracking and prosecuting the violation. The court might award additional money for consideration of wages lost by the copyright owner.could carry the penalty of criminal and civil punishment if the copyright owner should choose to file a claim and take the guilty party to court.

5. What percentage, if any, of a copyrighted image are you legally allowed to use in your artwork?

There is no exact percentage allowed to copy the image to avoid copyright infringement. The Percentage is given by some people or organisations which range between 10-30% of a copyrighted work to avoid infringement.

6.What is Moral right?

Moral right is the relationship between creator and their work to protect personal rights even if the creator doesn’t own the right  or the copyright in the work.The creator who owns the moral right in that work is artistic, literary, dramatic or musical work. There are three kind of moral right as follows:

  • Right of attribution
  • Right against false attribution
  • Right of integrity

7. How can you assert your copyright and moral rights when publishing your original artwork?

The most popular and common way to include a provision in a written document such as a licensing contract. Under the licensing contract people can use for their work purpose and pay the owner licence fee monthly basic, or once time payment for limited time only or purchase copyright licence to be openly used. Copyright rules vary country to country so if we want to issue a copyright infringement then we have to submit the legal written copyright ownership document to that country’s government.


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