Writing is a form of art that is often expressed in the form of pen and paper. Technology allow writers today the ease of writing having different alternatives for their words to be seen and read by several people such as the use of typewriters, keyboards and sometimes even touch pads.
The easiness of writing also gave birth to multiple problems especially with authors. A lot of content that is made and published over the internet are copied on a regular basis and people often mistake the work of others from their original authors. This is very unfair for the original owner’s part since most of them are not credited for their hard work and perseverance. Luckily, authors are now guarded by law to protect all of their works whether online or offline.
Intellectual property is often mentioned when talking about patents, copyright and trademarks which enable owners to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. With authors though, copyright is usually implemented to protect the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. This has made the works of authors feel much protected and secured.
Stealing another person’s idea and writing them for your own is and selling them is often referred to a dishonest act. The person stealing content can also have problems with the authorities if they do find factual evidence that the content was indeed stolen. Quoting and accrediting the original work and thoughts of an author can help one avoid have legal problems in the future.