If you’re used to expressing your views freely in the pub, you need to take care when sharing those same views on Facebook or forums. We explain why
Many of us have recorded songs from the radio to give to someone, or copied a picture to stick on an email or home-made greetings card. In the pre-internet days that sort of use, technically a breach of copyright, would have been overlooked.
But nowadays, because blog entries or Facebook postings can be seen by millions, companies tend to take a dim view of that sort of ‘borrowing’. Most pictures and text online are covered by copyright, so it’s not legal to copy them and paste them anywhere else without permission