Digital technologies provide us with seemingly limitless access to images, books, articles, music and other creative works. As positive as this is, it has also blurred the clarity around whether the content we access digitally is legal or not. In this unit, students examine how the law protects the rights of content creators through legal mechanisms such as copyright, and how these mechanisms have been transposed into a digital context. You will learn about the restrictions on accessing works owned by others and the scope of fair use laws, as well as the potential legal liabilities that may arise. You will also develop an understanding of the legal mechanisms that can protect the innovative digital content individuals produce.