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Yesterday we received an important lecture addressing copyright as it is a very important factor that all creative’s must be educated on in order to not get involved in any legal complications.

We were given an insight to the history of when copyright laws were instated and on information about it. We also learnt that in 1710 the Statute of Anne was the first copyright act in the world.

As a design student living in the UK, it is not necessary to apply for copyright on my published work as by law it will automatically be protected.

Ethics also play an important part of copyright as it would be morally wrong to steal someone else’s ideas for my own financial gain.

“bad artists copy; good artists steal” – Picasso

Post written by A Stenner and G Chadwick

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