So, do you believe memes should be supported by copyright, or is it just a meme? I mean, the purpose of a meme is to be shared, right? But, on the other hand, shouldn’t we give credit to those who made us laugh? (I mean, if it wasn’t a dead or bad meme, of course).
According to the article Copyright, Memes, and the Perils of Viral Content, the author states, ” many, if not most, memes don’t raise any significant copyright issues at all.” I believe this is mainly because it’s just a meme. The purpose of a meme is to make us laugh, and let’s be honest, we steal memes all of the time.
On the other hand, the article goes on to state how someone filed a lawsuit against a person who plagiarized him nyan cat meme. On this side of the debate, memes are something created by a certain person whom should receive credit for it.
Which side do you choose?