It's our civic duty to know the laws that govern our lives, whether we're traveling to a different city or just want to host a garage sale. Legal issues and our rights aren't always clear, though, so let's take a look at the most important ones that might affect you.
10. When You're Breaking Copyright Law
Just by doing typical online activities, you're probably breaking copyright law. If you use a copyrighted song in a home video uploaded to YouTube, for example, or create a gif (or other derivative work) to start a meme, you're infringing on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. However, some copyright infringements are more tolerated than others—and copyright law is complex—so a quick test if you still want to share online without legal recourse might be to ask yourself if what you're doing "feels wrong" to you.
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