In today's world, many people communicate through "social networking". As I type this, my MySpace page is open in another window, allowing me to communicate with friends and family.
MySpace and other social networking sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Flikr (among many others) are part of a side of the Internet known as Web 2.0. Web 2.0 refers to the social side of the Internet, where users can add content, view content of others, and communicate with people all over the world.
This new Web "neighborhood" opens up a whole new realm of copyright implications, including protecting original content users may post to such a site, or unknowingly infringing on the copyright of others by posting content covered under copyright laws.
This type of copyright law is a gray area. This blog is meant to explore how copyright and these social networking sites can co-exist.