Copyright? What does that mean to a martial artist? Let me first put out a disclaimer. I am writing this for a friend of friend that is in no way connected with me. Ok, now that that is over with. My friend is a member of a martial arts forum and use to have a different screen name. The screen name mentioned the name of the karate he is taking such as ("name of the karate"_guy). Someone in the school organization noticed it and made a comment, which eventually got back to...my friend. He was told by the head instructor to "change it...the school’s name and material are copyrighted and can not be used without permission." So the information at this school is copyrighted. What does that mean for a student? Note taking of any kind is strongly discouraged. During tournaments cameras are allowed but not video cameras. If you pay for information isn’t it yours to do with as you like......yes/no? University, College, Tech School. So the purpose of this poll for me is to see how many others have a "don’t write it down policy."