Group Reflection

After reviewing and studying Shia LaBeouf’s case the group agreed that he should have been punished for his actions. The government makes it clear what the consequences and sincerity of copyright infringements are.  Therefore Shia shouldn’t be exempted. Shia apologized for his use of plagiarizing, but was it no different from the reason to what he was using to apologizing. Meaning he used previous apologies from other people to use to apologize to Daniel Clowes.


I learned through this project that copyright and the first amendment seek the same thing but on a different bias. The first amendment protects the right to express yourself in a certain way and copyright protects the right on who and how it those ideas can be distributed.  I think that in the future the law will adapt more on having copyright and the first amendment to come together. As for the case it should have ended differently. I felt like Shia got away with copyright.  He took someone idea and try to make it his own. He may have apologized but the still didn’t make it right.  The government makes it such a big deal about getting copyright on our ideas and when we have it and other steal the idea those people aren’t punishable.

Nyajaha’s Reflection

Learning about this case made me realize how serious copyright infringement is.
One person could be fined between $200-1500,000, who has that much money? I know from reviewing this case that when it comes to using other people creative work I need to give them recognition and make sure the reason for the use of it is clearly known.

My Bio


Hi my name is Tisha Lenon and welcome to our blog! I’m 18 and attend Cerritos College and play volleyball for the school. My major is Public Relations and plan to transfer to Cal State Fullerton. I hope to get a big career in the media and entertainment business. I’m also minoring in fashion and merchandising. Hope you enjoy the blog. “None but ourselves can free our minds.”-Bob Marley

Hey there I’m Courtney

My name is Courtney Clark, and I am a student at Cerritos College. I major in business and plan to transfer to CSLA when I’m done here. In my free time I like to write, read, workout and watch movies. I strongly dislike onions and rude people and my horoscope is an Aquarius. I have two dogs and five brothers and sisters. My favorite color is green, favorite food is cheeseburgers, and favorite movie is a tie between Transformer and Dark Knight Rises. I’m a sucker for animals and flowers and come from an extremely traditional family. I work at a bowling alley as a party host and dance almost every time I hear music. I’m never shy, talk way too much, and completely capable of speaking in different accents. I’m a simple girl but there is definitely a lot to me.

Nyajaha’s Bio


My name is Nyajaha Denise Livingston. I’m the third generation with the name, “Denise.” I attend Cerritos College and my major is communications.  Some of the things I like doing are singing,  taking pictures of nature, writing poems, and songs. One day I want to be at a desk in my office typing away for another best seller. Or maybe singing in front of thousands of people. I’m not sure what direction I want to go yet, but I know with God, which ever way He picks I will joyfully enjoy it.  I’m a very optimistic person, I try not to see the worst in things regardless of the situation. Currently I am unemployed, unless you count babysitting. As for now though I am trying to focus on furthering my eduction. A job can wait, at least for now. 🙂