Well, that is not the case; if anything, copyright continues to get more strict, not less.
I personally do not always understand copyright, but I try very, very hard not to infringe on someone's copyright. I guess that comes from my thought about trying to place myself in someone's shoes. Would I want to lose out on revenue because people just "stole" my product and possibly pawned it off as their own? The answer is no; I would be furious.
The infringement of copyright is just like walking into that person's personal home, taking what you want, and showing it to your friends like you own it.
I am a huge proponent of teaching students about copyright laws; however, I don't think enough is being done to teach them how to use information appropriately.
I must admit that I did learn something that never crossed my mind this evening. I did not realize that a teacher could not show a movie, just to show a movie. It must relate to teaching. I cannot WAIT to pass that one on.