How You’re Breaking The Law Every Day (And What You Can Do About It) | Lifehacker Australia

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/02/how-youre-breaking-the-law-every-day-and-what-you-can-do-about-it
Copyright law is extremely complex. It’s so complex that lawyers, lawmakers and experts heavily argue over how it’s interpreted and applied. Nonetheless, if you commit a crime, you can’t use ignorance as an excuse. The law doesn’t (officially) offer leniency for misunderstanding or lack of knowledge. So how can you comply with convoluted copyright laws when you can’t realistically understand them all? You can’t, and so you may end up breaking these laws on a regular basis without ever knowing it.
Copyright law is extremely complex. It’s so complex that lawyers, lawmakers and experts heavily argue over how it’s interpreted and applied. Nonetheless, if you commit a crime, you can’t use ignorance as an excuse. The law doesn’t (officially) offer leniency for misunderstanding or lack of knowledge. So how can you comply with convoluted copyright laws when you can’t realistically understand them all? You can’t, and so you may end up breaking these laws on a regular basis without ever knowing it.

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