Media Literacies

{draw:rect} As the world has entered an era of digital age, new forms of information are being created new technologies, such as the Internet, which provides much information, television, knowledge and so on. People could acquire vast knowledge and valuable data via the Internet as well as save time and money. However, as we have saying “Every coin has two sides”, they tend to abuse the Internet by downloading contents illegally or quoting individual knowledge without permission, which break copyright laws.
Moreover, as high-tech has developed, large companies launched new devices, such as MP3 player, DVD player, scanners, Blu-Ray and so on, which exert harmful influence upon the copyright law. So, prestigious firms already embed Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology into digital music products and a new process that are called Advanced Access Content System (AACS). It was recently invented to restrict copying in new high-definition DVD technologies such as Blu-Ray(21 October 2002, p. A24).
The purpose of this essay is to discuss current copyright laws, which are not related to the Internet age any more, and how hegemony works in the current copyright laws will be also discussed in detail. Also, this essay will show how hegemony would work current and future law if copyright laws were reformed as well as a couple of examples and evidence for the changes in the future is as follows:
  It will illustrate how copyright laws operated in ancient   times.
      Digital Media Shifting, which refers to the practice of copying   genuine copyright material from one medium to another (2008)_._
      Final example is regarding parodies and satires, which are   protected by the copyright in the Australian Parliament currently   (Waladan, 2006)_.__ _
    In ancient times, the written work was carved to several materials, such as stone, papyrus, vellum and tablet. In order to copy works ancestors had to painstakingly imitate by hand through many months. To...