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The Internet is rapidly changing the way in which we view, and share written, and visual content. Copyright law has become more complex as artists, bloggers, and writers instantly share their photos, videos, ebooks, and stories across the world in seconds.

The massive exchange of content on the Internet is staggering, for example…

  • In 2014 there were around 172 million Tumblr, 75.8 million WordPress blogs, 1.3 million Technorati blogs, not to mention Blogger (the most popular platform) who doesn’t share public statistics.
  • 1.35 billion monthly active Facebook users worldwide.
  • 200 billion tweets per year.
  • If you printed off the 21.9 billion photos uploaded to Instagram in a year they would reach 3946.33 miles (6,351 kilometres). That’s a whole lot of selfies! It would take Kim Kardashian over 286 million years to take that many! (Check out this cool graphic below: https://photoworld.com/photos-on-the-web/).

Now it’s easier than ever to copyright your creation. Follow this link to register online. 

It’s good to remember, once anything is released on the web, it’s impossible to take it back. As a result, the law has had to tighten copyright legislation to safeguard protected material.

In an interesting article, Techrepublic.com states that advancing technology is rapidly making enforcement of traditional copyright-dependent business models essentially impossible.

Many argue that the Internet is making copyright obsolete. This is a subject artists and creative entrepreneurs need to stay up to date on! 

 

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