Copyright: Does it really matter anyway?
Your best friend is a singer-songwriter in their own band who writes their own songs, but they also like to record themselves performing other people’s songs for practice. Then they upload them on to their Facebook page so that anyone can listen to their music and so that they can get some feedback. One day they notice a great song you have written and take it without your permission and perform it and then they put it on their Facebook page.
You want to (respectfully) help them to understand why this was wrong and even illegal.
What will you say to them?
Write a one-paragraph blog to your friend explaining why uploading recordings of other people’s songs is wrong and illegal unless you get their permission. In your explanation, be sure to explain how this type of “sharing” affects the original song writer and singing artist. End by encouraging them to use their own music and why that would be appropriate.
Rod Hames MrHames.org