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For the last two days, we’ve been talking about copyright. I was very impressed with your posters and presentations yesterday! As a follow up, I’d like your next blog post to be about copyright. Pick at least one of the questions below to discuss on your blog. Then choose an image to go with it.
1. Should the old rules of copyright change? Why or why not?
2. How much are YOU willing to share your own creative work? Explain how much you’d be willing to share (a drawing? a song? a perfomance? a book?).
3. Do you think companies should share a little more, or should they protect their products? What would be the pros or cons of a company taking off copyright protection and allowing you to adapt their work?
4. Do you have any experiences with being asked to remove copyrighted work? From which website?
*Include an image from Stock.xchng (search for something that can be copyrighted…ex. music, book, etc.). Don’t take the thumbnail, use the larger copy.
Copy and include the URL from the page where you found your image.
The Los Angeles Times has a new section on the Iraq War called California War Dead. It’s a database of soldiers who died in the line of duty since 2001. As a way of honoring our California soldiers’ service for us, I’d like you all to do this:
1) Pick a soldier from the website. Read about him or her…there may be quotations from friends and family. Click on “Times Obituary” to get more detailed information about his/her life.
2) In your blog, tell us your soldier’s story. We’ll start with something like: “The soldier I honor this Memorial Day is ________________.”
Name, age, date of death, place of death
Did he or she have a family?
What was the person like?
What were the circumstances under which he/she died?
Write at least five words that you think represent the life of your soldier.
Include a link to the page you used on the Los Angeles Times.
3) In your server, make a folder for pictures & photos you’ll collect.
4) In stock.xchg, collect 10 images to represent your soldier, save them in your server. Don’t get the thumbnail copy of the image, make sure you use the larger size. **Also copy each image’s url and either paste into the end of your blog, or into Word.