With the Internet having so much content these days, almost anything is available, and much of it for free. Many people put content out there for free, and they don’t mind as they’re quite happy to share whatever with whoever, forever.
They do it with that intent in mind. And fair enough if it’s their property and that’s what they want to do. People can use that free content for whatever legal purpose they desire.
But, other people create content for which they get paid. This is a part of their living, their income, to put food on the table and beer in the refrigerator.
It may be a written piece for a news outlet or opinion column. It may be an image they captured or created.
Whatever it is, this person has been paid by an organization for allowing that organization to put that content on their website.
The problem is, people are taking this content and using it as if it was free.
So, is it legally free ?
Should other people copy that content and use it for whatever purpose they desire ?
Is this theft ?
Or do many people not realise they are taking someone’s property without permission ?
Your thoughts ………….