Friday, July 19, 2013

Copyright Awareness for Students (3 minute video)

When students use copyrighted media without proper permissions, there's a mentality that "we won't get caught".  This video will give example of lawsuits and licensing that we should pay attention to and ultimately migrate to a media permissions process that will help meet state standards and the integration of Common Core ethics.

Piracy Proofing Your School

OnLineCrimeIn last month’s article Piracy in Education, we learned how media is pirated in schools and the effects it is having on our U.S. and global economy. 
This month, we will look at ways to piracy proof your school or organization in order to reduce liability, and eliminate lawsuits and out-of-court settlements, while improving media literacy and digital citizenship.
First, an awareness of the common types of pirated media for which schools have been cited is as follows:
• Software   • Music   • Movies   • Books
In this issue, we will focus specifically on software, music and some general guidelines.

Volume 8 - Supreme Soundz released

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Pathfinder - Explore Career Paths In Media and Instruction

PathFinder is an interactive experience that helps students explore their area of interest and puts them on a path toward a career doing what they love. (Film, Music, Gaming, Animation, Art & Design, Web,  Live Events and Business)  Brought to you by Full Sail University.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Orlando man convicted of copyright infringement for selling counterfeit CDs at Webster Flea Market

"A 31-year-old man was found guilty of copyright infringement for selling counterfeit CDs at the Webster Flea Market in Sumter County... was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury after he sold for at least five years large amounts of infringed copyrighted material at the flea market... faces up to five years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines"


Thursday, July 19, 2012

“Breaking” old news in the Superman copyright case

"Other comic news sites are reporting a bombshell development in DC’s legal fight to hold onto the Superman copyright: on Monday, the company filed a court document asserting that the Shuster estate had actually sold its share of the Superman copyright back to DC in 1992 and affirmed this sale in subsequent correspondence."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Madonna Hit With Lawsuit Over 'Vogue' Sample

"Delaware company claims pop star stole portions of their late Seventies song"
"Pointing to a song called "Love Break," released around 1977, VMG claims, "The portions of 'Love Break,' which have been copied into 'Vogue' and all its various 'mixes,' 'remixes,' videos, YouTube versions, etc., are numerous but intentionally hidden. The horn and strings in 'Vogue' are intentionally sampled from 'Love Break' throughout.' "

What are your thoughts?