.......how does this relate to the area of awareness that you are studying. Describe it with examples.

Some people use websites that can give them free music, which is illegal. You can resist doing this by getting maybe an iTunes gift card and getting your own music. It is unfair for the people who made the music to not get any money from people downloading their music. If you are caught pirating music or videos, you will be fined and possibly sent to jail depending on where you are and how bad it is. Sometimes it can also be something small, and you will get a complaint from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) asking you to stop. Sometimes you don’t get caught, but you don’t want to risk it. Whenever you are downloading music or a video, think, "Is this legal?"

What exactly is fair use? Fair Use is part of the United States copyright law that says it’s alright if a student is to use part of someone’s picture, photo, music, or video in a project for school. You can legally use that information without having to ask permission from the owner. The rules are easy to follow. All you have to do is make sure that you include the exact site for the website or book you got your information from. In other words, don’t forget to add your credits.

Have you ever had the pressure of your friends to watch a pirate music video? A pirate video would simply be a video that is not appropriate to be seen by younger ages. Maybe if the situation appears, you could suggest another choice music to view. If that doesn’t work, walk away and go enjoy yourself in a different way. You don’t have to do everything your friends do, because it’s great to be unique.

It is very common for someone to receive a text message while driving, and most of the time people will respond. Not only is it extremely dangerous to text while driving, but it’s illegal in many states. Texting and driving has killed and injured a large number of people, and that number is still increasing rapidly. There are a few ways to stop this from happening, and that is to simply wait until your ride is over, or to pull over and answer. Seeing what that text message says is never worth the danger that comes with it.

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If you use Youtube to mp3 Converter, make sure you are using it for private use only. The music industry doesn't care about it unless you are giving the song to all of your friends or selling it. It won't be too big of a deal if you use it for personal use. But, if you send the song to a friend and he/she sells or gives it to a bunch of people and it becomes a big issue, you and your friend could get in trouble.

Copyright is not a free thing to do on the internet. People think that it is fine to do it free and not give credit to the person who did it. It is illegal and you can go to jail for copying stuff that is not yours on the internet.

"Fair Use." YouTube. November 19, 2013. Accessed April 09, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO1qWvaTya0.

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