In law the proper definition Intellectual Property is as follows:
a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.
All that a person can create by any means can instantly be protected under intellectual property unless otherwise stated. As we make money through monetization with our genuine content, then that is our work and should be protected under our self copyright or if through large amounts income, under proper patent. If we use content that is already someone’s work or property without permission, it is equally just as stealing. It is because of this that we have intellectual property law and rights.
Intellectual property is supportive for us to maintain our ideas and creations as our own, unless we choose to share what we create with others freely, then we can always contribute towards creative commons. With intellectual property and copyright, it helps shows where the work truly stands with those who have developed the content. It gives us a clear understanding of what is truly someone’s hard work and long attributed creativity.
If any other work that we choose to use, it must be provided with proper permission by the content holders. This can even attribute towards those who work with creative commons if noted in the description of the work that is being available. It is important for us to know the source and credits of what we use if we do decide to borrow another source for any work, even if we do not intend to infringe on the rights of the borrowed content. Intellectual property is powerful and is true to everybody, we must always keep it in mind while working with things that are created or designed.