Just to start out, I was browsing the web for a picture relevant for my blog. And Wow! I found this image on a web and thought it would be perfect for my blog. Can I just copy this image to use it in my page?
No! Majority images on the web are copyrighted, even if the copyright holder is not plainly listed. If you cannot get the permission from the copyright holder, you simply cannot use the media file.
Immense change in the society has been brought by a cataclysm of a tech-savvy era due to the technological shift in the past revolution of time. Lifestyle and social interaction became unique as it collaborates with the highly advance digital age. On a different note, due to the fast-growing progress of the technological era, convoluted issues involving the rise of illegal pirating and abuse of copyright, as well as the consecutive inclination in open content licensing have been highlighted.
When it comes to copying and misusing of one’s own creation, it becomes a chaos in fighting for the rights and penalizing. For example, looking at tech giants like Apple and Samsung, they have been accusing each other in regard of copying their designs and features.
“People should be concerned about their privacy.” Viber founder Talmon Marco
Viber is not operated under an open content license which defines to be a license that grants the right to “retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work – at least non-commercially.” Viber uses its Sticker Market to monetize its service. It offers access to free stickers, as well as paid sticker packs created by Viber team of designers and also from other third parties, who sell stickers through a licensing deal with Viber.