I have heard about copyrighting but I never really thought about how copyrighting something has laws to it. I was surprised to find out in order to use someone’s work the minimum time you have to wait is 14 years. The reason is because it gives the author time enough to make money. The fact that there is fair use empowered me. One thing I learned about Creative commons is that it is very useful in higher education because a student can share things like pictures or videos without going against copyright law. What frustrates me about both copyright and creative commons is that sometimes you have to pay for certain things. I have used fair use for many reports that I have done in high school and college. Also, I now use Creative Commons for my English 307T course and I love using it because it is fun and easy.