This morning I received an e-mail from a regular reader about my post on the “Courtesy Photo” credit. I thought I’d share the reader’s insight.
I’m on your side on at least giving credit but with a generation that believes that music on the web should be free, why wouldn’t we expect that their thinking is anything should be free as long as I don’t get caught!
Pretty good insight. Folks do think copyright is meaningless these days. And individuals do download “free” songs and movies willie nilly. But for profit corporations disregarding intellectual property rights? You’d think that writers and editors would fully understand copyright as well. Of course, the bar is set pretty low for journalism these days. Maybe editors are too busy listening to “free” music to pay attention to silly things like credits.