From a generation where the notion of owning an idea as obscured, where creators had no claim on their intellectual work. Producing it to be modified or sold by other creators. To nowadays with the strict rules and regulations surrounding copyright. The implementation of laws(1) such as the Statute of Queen Anne (1710) to the Berene Convention (1886) advancing to the current US copyright law, stating a monopoly right for 70 years after the author’s death. These laws have been enforced to prevent and minimise copyright from occuring within societies.
Although many would argue that the copyright laws are too rigid. The real question lies are they? Here’s a little insight into the brutality of the current law. Khloe Kardashian(2) has been sued for $200,750 by a paparazzi agency for posting a picture of herself on her own social media platform. What has this world come to?? The paparazzi agency stated that she took a photograph they snapped of her while she was out in pubic and posted it to her own social media account without permission or consent. However does she have to be granted permission to post a photo of herself which was snapped without her permission, i’ll leave that up to you to decide. Although with large corporations and industries controlling ideas and content now days it generates us to re-evaluate whether our ideas are ours any longer.
However ill leave you to ponder on this thought, without copyright we would not have fairytales or memes..