It’s come down to a ferret
In this digital age, it’s even easier for someone to steal your images. This is aggravated by a new generation that grew up copying music and other electronic files without a second thought.
To combat this, the Business Software Alliance is developing programs to promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. BSA’s members include software industry giants such as Adobe and Microsoft.
BSA apparently recognizes that the best way to fight infringement is to raise people’s awareness at an early age. BSA has created a comic book called “Copyright Crusader to the Rescue.” It was developed to teach children about cyber ethics, including responsible computer and internet use, respect for digital creativity and copyright protection. The program’s mascot is a ferret, and kids selected its name, Garret.
While we wait for people to grow a conscience, you should do what you can to protect your copyrights. Register your images with the U.S. Copyright Office, and sue infringers. Check with an attorney to make sure that you exercise your rights to the fullest.
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