Intellectual Property Legislation and Social Media
Intellectual property legislationfaces new challenges posed by social media, especially in the area ofcopyrights. The magnitude of Internet publishing, coupled with the potentialfor viral transmission of published content, means that there may be manypotential risks to intellectual property rights. For example, the law prohibitsthe recording of live music performances and the sale of those recordings. Withaccess to social media sites, these recordings can be shared with the masseswith a click of a button. Broad access to technology increases challenges toprotecting against copyright infringement.
For this Discussion, select a currentpiece of U.S. legislation related to regulation of intellectual property.Consider how the legislation you select may be applied in a social media forum.
Post by Day 2 a description of the piece of legislationyou selected. Then explain how this legislation may be applied in a socialmedia forum. Finally, explain how social media might contribute to intellectualproperty theft.
One and a half page with at least two references….
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in theassignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUTpresenting an explanation from the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed forthis assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
- Course Text: Taylor,R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime anddigital terrorism. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
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