This week we will focus on:

Creativity & Copyright

All work is due by midnight on Monday, 9/3/2018

Below is a list of what’s to be completed this week.

    1. How has the Internet affected society’s views on Copyright? This week, watch one of the two following documentary films Rip! A ReMix Manifesto featured below:

Or, Everything is a Remix.

Both films have a similar theme. Write a reflective blog post on what you learned from these films. What is the basic point of view of the creators of these films regarding copyright? Who might hold the opposite point of view? In what ways do copyright laws impact creativity? What questions did the films raise as you were watching? What ideas in the films contradict what you may have previously known? This class encourages a remix approach to digital storytelling. What considerations should be made when repurposing the work of others? What are some foolproof/safe ways of doing this? What are some more risky approaches? How do you expect to proceed this semester?

  1. Read 2-3 of these articles on Copyright. Discuss on your blog.
    1. A World Without Superheroes.
    2. Photographer sues Getty Images for 1 Billion Dollars!drevil
    3. Copyright Notices and the NFL 
    4. Katy Perry’s Shark
    5. Can You Copyright a Tweet?
    6. ISP Cox Infringement Settlement With BMG
    7. Mickey Mouse & Deadmau5
    8. Comic Con is Protected by Copyright
    9. 2016 Led Zepplin Suit
    10. Video Streaming Depresses Title Ownership
    11. Lawyering Up Isn’t Always Right
    12. Judge Rules Happy Birthday Song is in Public Domain
  2. Read Austin Kleon’s post “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered: Lessons from my book ‘Show Your Work!’” Also have a quick look at his previous “Steal Like an Artist” book. In a nutshell, these books describe the both the way this course works and a value system that can benefit you throughout your professional career. After looking over these materials, pick one idea that resonated with you and write a blog post in response to that idea. Tell us about the idea and
  3. Complete at least three different Daily Create activities. It is important to complete a particular activity on the day it appears, so you will do these on three or more different days. Be sure to respond by posting your work to Twitter with the appropriate hashtag for that day’s assignment.
  4. Begin commenting and interacting with online participants in DigMe256. You can find them by searching the #ds106 #digme256 hashtag on Twitter. Share some of the blog posts you have written and comment on the work of others using the same tag.
  5. Summarize the week’s work with links to each of these different blog posts along with a discussion of what was accomplished. Submit the link to the weekly summary post to Canvas/K-State Online.

Edit 8/30/2018: For your consideration, here is a list of copyright lawsuits in the US over fair use.

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