How to talk about copyright?

user-generated content

This website features user-generated content”

We build our business on user-generated content”


To suggest that there are two classes of authors (“people of culture” and “users that generate content”)

To classify some works as more valuable than others

As an excuse to lower the level of protection to a class of works created by some participants in culture


Do not agree to the use of this term

Stress that all works are equally covered by copyright laws

Underline that the laws recognize the difference between works and other types of information, not between “works of art” and “user-generated content”