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Students: Music Downloading - Answer the Question - 2 views

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    One of eight interactive case studies for kids (GR 4-8) from Cable In the Classroom: Power to Learn.
    Educating students about the legal and ethical aspects of illegal downloading offers the best opportunity to minimize the ethics gap which allows otherwise law-abiding kids to break the rules. Case studies are explored. Students are asked to develop an essay question. The graphics are Nickelodeon style. For the entire series, check out: http://powertolearn.com/internet_smarts/interactive_case_studies/index.shtml
Anne Bubnic

R U Cybersafe? (K-12) - 0 views

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    Click on the buttons in the Blue Menu for carefully selected and annotated resources in each of our six CyberSafety areas: identity safety, cyberbullying, cyber predators, piracy & plagiarism, inappropriate content, social networks.
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Quarter of eight-to-12-year-olds on Facebook, MySpace or Bebo - 2 views

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    A quarter of UK internet users aged eight to 12 had profiles on Facebook, Bebo or MySpace last year, research has found, although the lowest minimum age set on any of the sites is 13.
    Ofcom's annual Children's Media Literacy Audit for 2009 also had bad news for the music industry, finding that 44% of children between 12 and 15 thought downloading shared copies of films and music for free should not be illegal.
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Digital piracy hits the e-book industry - 0 views

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    Less than 24 hours after its release, pirated digital copies of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel were found on file-sharing sites such as Rapidshare and BitTorrent. Within days, it had been downloaded for free more than 100,000 times.
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File Sharing is not stealing! - 0 views

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    Digital image that defines THEFT vs PIRACY vs FILE SHARING
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Nonprofit Distributes File Sharing Propaganda to 50,000 U.S. Students - 0 views

  • But the story line here is a miscarriage of justice at best -- even erroneously describing file sharing as a city crime punishable by up to two years in prison.
  • The purpose is basically to educate kids -- middle school and high school-aged about how the justice system operates and about what really goes on in the courtroom as opposed to what you see on television," said Lorri Montgomery, the center's communications director.
  • The piracy story has two plots. One is of the file sharer's grandmother fighting eminent domain proceedings to keep her house while Megan the criminal file sharer deals with the charges against her
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  • The story is simple: Megan learns to download music from a friend. About 2,000 downloads and three months later, a police officer from the fictitious City of Arbor knocks on her door and hands her a criminal summons to appear in court.
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    "The Case of Internet Piracy" was developed by judges and professors to teach students about the law and the courtroom experience.
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Digital Natives »The Ballad of Zack McCune (Part III) - 0 views

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    In April of last year, Zack McCune was sued by the RIAA. He ended up $3,000 lighter (he settled), but with a much richer understanding of the contemporary debate surrounding music, copyright law, and file sharing. Part I gives an intro to his story, while Part II explores the disconnect between young downloaders and the recording industry. Part III, presented here, concludes Zack's misadventure and examines where it led him: to the Free Culture Movement, which advocates more flexible intellectual property law.
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Congress: Schools must clamp down on file sharing - 0 views

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    Reauthorization of Higher Education Act forces colleges to adopt technology protection measures to guard against copyright infringement
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Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia Projects - 0 views

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    These guidelines were developed during the Conference on Fair Use. Educators and students are advised to exercise caution in using digital material downloaded from the Internet in producing their own educational multimedia projects, because there is a mix of works protected by copyright and works in the public domain on the network. Access to works on the Internet does not automatically mean that these can be reproduced and reused without permission or royalty payment and, furthermore, some copyrighted works may have been posted to the Internet without authorization of the copyright holder.\n
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Digital Natives » The Ballad of Zack McCune, Part 2 [Video] - 0 views

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    Second installment of a three-part video "The Ballad of Zack McCune" from Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
    What do you do when you're sued by the recording industry? And how do kids and teens reconcile the law (and corporate interests) with a culture of illegal downloading? Last year, Brown University student Zack McCune was faced with both of these questions.
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Digital Natives » The Ballad of Zack McCune, Part 1 [Video] - 0 views

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    First installment of a three-part video "The Ballad of Zack McCune." from Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
    Zack McCune's story - how he got sued by the Recording Industry Association of America and what happened as a result.
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ReadWriteThink: Debating Music Downloads - 0 views

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    Interactive exploration of piracy issues related to music from the ThinkFinity web site and Read/Write/Think.
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Young People, Music and the Internet - 0 views

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    Accessing music online and via mobile phones has never been easier, but it does raise legal, security and ethical issues. This new guide for parents and teachers provides essential advice about how young people can get the best out of downloading and sharing music online and via mobile technology in a safe and legal way, as well as providing tips for discussion.
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WiredSafety Flash Animation Videos on Cybersafety Topics - 0 views

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    Flash video and activities for educators on topics related to cybersafetym predators, pornography, privacy, piracy and cyberbullying.
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Is It Copyright Protected? [New Digital Slider Tool] - 0 views

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    Is it copyright protected? Find out with this handy tool from librarycopyright.net and Michael Brewer, Office for Information Technology Policy/ Copyright Advisory Committee member and desiger of the tool.
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Plagiarism Court : You Be The Judge [Shockwave Flash] - 0 views

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    Plagiarism Court: You Be the Judge, This is a Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial created by Ramona Islam for Fairfield University in the wake of the New York Times scandal where a writer fabricated and plagiarized numerous stories. Although designed for college students, the lessons are appropriate for younger grades.
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Ten Common Misunderstandings about Fair Use - 0 views

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    Temple University Media Education Lab provides this helpful document: 10 common myths about copyright and fair use for educators.
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The Cost of Copyright Confusion [Video] - 0 views

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    This excellent video from Temple University's Digital Media Education Lab illustrates the reasons why media literacy educators are at the forefront of the user rights movement because of their reliance on the use of copyrighted materials in their teaching. We see how teachers' confusion about copyright affects the quality of teaching and learning, the ability to share innovative teaching practices, and students' understanding of the law. Download the report, "The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy" for more information.
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Copyright Website - 0 views

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    Real world, practical and relevant copyright, fair use and public domain information. Covers copyright in the visual domain (movies, tv shows, photographs, screenplays, art, sculpture), copyright in the audio domain (musical compositions, lyrics, sound recordings) and copyright in the digital domain (web, Internet and software).
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