Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry
This week we looked at intellectual property and the content control industry. Copyright allows for creators to be acknowledged for their work which encourages them to create more as they have security in knowing they will be credited. Copyright is becoming increasingly difficult with platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest because people rarely credit where they got an image or inspiration from. On platforms such as YouTube, fair use laws have been put in place to avoid this kind of issue. These come in the form of copyright claims and strikes and have become a big issue on YouTube as creators have a right to use content, within fair use laws, but companies are claiming videos often without explanation. Meme pages are one of the main culprits when it comes to not crediting their material. I’ve decided to make a meme that displays this idea.