Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week1/Blog #4 My Opinion on Copyright Solutions

Flute player.  Photo by Curt Isakon

As a creator of music, website content, and art I believe the most important thing one can do is educate yourself how to create as much of your own content as you can.  This solves many of the dilemmas in worrying about what you can and can't use.

I have realized that over the years I have come to depend on myself to take the pictures, polish it in Photoshop, and create my own presence on the web so I was not dependent on anyone else's stuff.  This is truly the answer.  I have created an enormous amount of media content, and I am really not concerned about copyright issues because the stuff is mine.

So, take the time to learn how to create and use your own material as much as you can and this will help keep you out of harms way and people may be stealing your content instead of the other way around!


  1. I agree! I am a photographer and filmmaker so I like to shoot my own stuff to use. Additionally, when I was in the EMDT program, I really enjoyed learning how to make my own songs in GarageBand and purchased the Symphony JamPack so I had more loops to work with. Knowing that I own the rights for what I'm doing definitely feels good.

  2. I totally agree with you Curt (and leslie), it is best to use ones own works, if at all possible. The course director (and lawyer) who taught me about copyright said that we course directors need to lead by example and if we can't do our own music or artwork, well Full Sail happens to be media school, one might be able to find someone to barter with for the needed media. Ah, yeah.