This week our student panel will be discussing intellectual property and fair use as it pertains to the internet. Summarized readings provided by this week’s panelists can be found here: http://theinternetcourse.net/
In preparation for the dicussions we would like the entire class to watch [[Lawrence Lessig]]’s TED talk “Laws that choke creativity.” The talk should make a nice bridge from last week’s discussion of consumption and creativity on the web. Once you;ve watched the video we’d like you to so a blog a reflection on the ideas he discusses. Tag the blog post “ipfairuse” (no quotes).
Also, it might also be useful to take a look at the actual copyright rules:
- Copyright Basics: http://www.copyright.gov/
- U.S. Copyright Office – Fair Use: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/
Additionally, the video Everything Is a Remix is both highly entertaining and instructive about the implications of copyright on creativity.
Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.
And here is the google document containing the panelists specific sub-topics, talking points, resources, links, and discussions questions.
See you all on Tuesday!
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