Well, who knew copyright could be so complex? I have posted to many pictures over the years that I have ‘stolen’ from google, bing, yahoo, friends fb posts and never realized I was in the wrong. I just assumed it was fine as they were able to be accessed. I honestly am still a little unsure of what is allowed / legal / acceptable of the copyright laws. So please feel free to correct me and steer me on the correct path to enhance my understanding of the copyright laws.
I have chosen this photography of Chevy Chase from the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. A family favorite of ours, and yes my mum still laughs at the same parts every time she watches it. This particular image I assume is a screen shot of the movie. I found it via good old google images. It says it is from themovienetwork.com. when I follow this link http://www.themovienetwork.com/article/motw-bio-infamous-chevy-chase it tells me that the images is by TMN on December 5, 2013. I assume and hope that I am correct in saying that The company who created the movie is the copyright authority over this image? I am not confident as I am still trying to wrap my head around the information. However I am happy to receive feedback on my assumption.
Thank goodness for ICTs and distance education, I can not begin to imagine what it would be like to study without the access to the internet. I would be lost, I wouldn’t be able to google meet such a diverse range of students studying the same subject as myself, learning about how copyright laws protect the owners of images. I would be sitting in a library somewhere reading a textbook trying to figure out how to reference from a 50year old text 🙂