“Find another one ’cause she belongs to me”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”- Quote by me, Siobhan Joffe.

Copyright laws are designed protect your creations from being used (and abused) by other people. From the second you create a piece of work it is protected by Copyright laws.  The most basic form of Copyright laws entitles the work to belong to the creator for the life of the creator plus 70 years. If another person wants to use their work, they have to credit the original creator.

However, there are other forms of Copyright laws that you can place onto your work provided by Creative Commons. You can apply a license to your work which refines your copyright and streamlines how you give permission for people to use your work, instead of individually approving requests.

The different forms include:
Attribution: 

  • can use work as long as they acknowledge her as the original creator

Non-commercial:

  • no one but the creator can make money from the original/copyrighted work

No derivatives:

  • Creator hasn’t given permission for someone to change their original creation, no adaptations of remixes
  • Users will need to seek permission directly from the creator if they want to redesign or retouch the image.Share alike:
  • new creations that use original work need to carry the same license as the original creation.

Title song: “Steal My Girl”- One Direction

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