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Copyright Laws and Digital Surveillance

Has the law has achieved an appropriate balance in protecting conflicting rights regarding copyright protection and digital surveillance?

Also, what are your thoughts on the following:
- The ease of copying and sharing materials on the Internet and its effect on copyright.
- The influence of the open-source movement on attitudes toward copyright.
- The relationship between creativity and innovation with intellectual property rights.
- Whether foreseeable changes in copyright protection and digital surveillance will improve or impair the balance in the future.

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Has the law has achieved an appropriate balance in protecting conflicting rights regarding copyright protection and digital surveillance?

The copyrights laws and digital surveillance that have attempted to create an appropriate balance between protecting intellecutual property and allowing for innovation have often failed to reach this balance. The broad legal tools used to prevent and catch illegal behavior also commonly block legal behavior resulting in negative connotations for innovation and business. These businesses are often inhibited in their research when attempting to invent new systems and electronic components because of overzealous copyright laws (Green, 2004).

Common issues such as peer-to-peer software have been the subject of numerous Recording Industry Association of America lawsuits. While this tool has been instrumental in record companies prevening sites such as Napster from being able to continue to steal intellectual monetary rights with services that allow people too swap music files stored on their personal computers. The problem with current use of the ...

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Copyright laws and digital surveillance is examined. The relationship between creativity and innovation with intellectual property rights are determined.

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