I will be discussing how copyright law is incompatible with a digital and argue how it is compatible with a digital world to make my statement stronger.  I will also be backing up my evidence why I think copyright law is incompatible with a digital world with three pieces of work I’ve been studying about online piracy, file sharing, and open source software. In Bently and Sherman intellectual property law I will be discussing how the incentive-based theories do not make sense if people make money by sharing and remixing there works not because they will get paid back for what they make. In John Perry Barlow’s declaration of the independence of cyberspace, I will be discussing how the government tries to take over cyberspace by making fake problems and how the digital world is always ahead of the government. In the edited extract from Lessig free culture, penguin press: New York I will be discussing how the copyright penalties are too strict and backing this when the student that had to pay $200 billion for making a site sharing site whereas a doctor will pay $250,000 for cutting the wrong leg in surgery. My overall argument will be how copyright laws are too strict.  My first argument claim will be on Bently and Sherman intellectual property law and how copyright stops people from sharing work which makes them get less money. In this extract there are different types of justification for copyright there is the natural right theory is copyright is given because it is the right thing to do and not because it benefits the public, There is reward theory is copyright is given to thank them for the effort to create the work and giving it to the public and there is incentive-based theory is copyright is given to encourages people to make more works by helping them get their money back by giving the money that was made from the work and giving it back to them. Copyright stops other to share the work that is copyrighted or remix it and use it for inspiration this does not work because in the digital word people will share, remix and use copyrighted work his allow it to become more important and become well know this will help the author or the musician get more money because people piece will hear the piece of the work and go and find out the full version my evidence for this is . This is one reason why copyright law is incompatible with a digital world .others may this agree with this point because if people use other music and put it out for everyone to see that is against the copyright law but people who do this such as you-tubers the put the link to the full version in the description box or they will turn the music down and try and talk louder so that they do not go against the law. in conclusion to this point copyright law is not incompatible to the digital word because if the incentive law want the musician to get his money back for what he has made it needs to be shared and remixed or it will not become popular and if it is not popular they will not make a lot of money from it.My second claim will be on John Perry Barlow’s declaration of the independence of cyberspace. John Perry Barlow talks about how the government should not have control over cyberspace. He says “I come from cyberspace, the new home of mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of their past to leave us alone”. This shows how advanced the digital world is and that the copyright law is always behind. The legal cases on online piracy show how copyright laws are always behind in 1984 there was the Betamax case were they made a cassette player were people were allowed to record film that they watched this allowed people to sell films if they pleased, in 2000 there was the Napster case were they made a website were you could Share music, videos and more this got shutdown because it went against copyright law there was the Grokster case were they used the idea of Napstar and made a file sharing site but instead there was no middle man, There was the Newzbin case in 2011 and the Pirate Bay case in 2009 it took a long time for them to infringe copyright penalties on them. This shows how copyright law can’t keep up with the everyday life. Another point from Barlow declaration is when Barlow writes the line “you claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts. Many of these problems don’t exist” this quote also shows us that how advanced the digital world is compared to copyright laws. Others may disagree with this point saying that because the digital world is always adapting they don’t know what could happen next this shows how the government can’t keep up with cyberspace. In conclusion to this point, copyright laws are incompatible with a digital world because they are always behind a digital world and don’t have knowledge of what a digital world is capable of. My final claim is in the edited extract from: Lessig free culture, penguin press: New York. In the edited extract, Lessig talks about how copyright laws are too strict. Lessig writes “the four students were threatened by the RIAA( Jesse Jordan of chapter 3 was just one) were threatened with a $98 billion lawsuit for building search engines that permitted songs to be copied” then he goes on and says this “and under legislation being pushed in congress right now, a doctor who negligently removes the wrong leg in operation would be liable for no more than $250,00 in damages for pain and suffering” this two quote shows how copyright laws are incompatible with the digital world because they don’t add up copying someone work is not as bad as cutting someone leg off. How also states “the consequences of this legal uncertainty, tired to these extremely high penalties, is that an extraordinary amount of creativity will either, or never exercised in the open” this statement also shows how copyright law those not work together because it stops people from creating works because they are scared because copyright infringement penalties are too strict. Others may go against this point and argue saying if there wasn’t a big fine to pay people will still copy other people’s work however the fine for removing the wrong leg is less than copyright but doctors don’t remove the wrong leg. This shows how copyright laws are incompatible with the digital world because if there were compatible the fine will not be that big but not too small so that it fits not just copyright laws but all different types of laws. I also wanted to bring up an important case about Lenz and the baby case were a mother wanted to show her parents her daughter dancing to a prince song that came up on the radio because it was too big she decided to put it on YouTube that way her parents were able to see it the video became popular and everyone saw it but her video that she uploaded on YouTube got copyrighted she didn’t think that so she took it to court because the video had bad quality music and no one is going to use that to listen to the piece of music instead of the original one also she was not going to be able to pay for the fine. She won the case and she didn’t have to pay anything this is a good example why copyright law is strict, stops others to share and express other peoples work, not advanced compared to the digital world and is incompatible with the digital world

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