I was previously unaware of specific copyright laws. I was surprised by the fact that individuals or entities find it necessary to seek out educators who use copyrighted material for educational purposes. It’s hard to speculate as to how copyright law will affect education in the future, with regard to the increasing use of technology. As an educator, one should make their students aware of the issues that surround copyrights. It seems that when it comes to creating truly original material of any media, the best approach is to do it from scratch. Rather than scouring the internet for random photographs for a blog or presentation, I would urge students to compile a library of materials, photographs, and media that they make themselves in order to create original material. One of the problems with this approach is, time; students, instructors, and individuals in general find such endeavors time consuming. For most individuals, the internet is a fast and convenient means for acquiring resources. Personally, I have no desire to create blogs or web based media using other individuals creative work. If I need a photograph of a particular subject or object, I’ll take it myself. Seeking out such items in the real world appeals to me on many levels. Here’s a question for musing: If an individual copies and pastes a project together using found objects on the internet, how original can the project be? Aside from the latter, instructors should make their students aware that copyright laws were created to protect the financial interests of those who create original work; that financial rewards provide the incentive for the creation of more original works; and that obeying copyright laws benefits society by ensuring a steady supply of creative works. So, the ultimate goal is to reach a point at which the artist or creator does not need to rely on the work of others, in order to create work of any type of media.