3. Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property rights - what they are, who has them, and what can be protected. With computers and particularly with web technology, there has been a significant increase in attention to intellectual property. Because of the ease of access to information and the ability to duplicate and store vast amounts of data, more people have concerns about their rights to it.

Instructors are very concerned about students doing original research and writing for the assignments they submit. Of course you want to get a good grade, but learning something will more important to you in the long term.


Learning outcomes

  • understand concepts of plagiarism
  • develop an understanding of the issues through discussion participation
  • support discussion points based on reading and research
  • use the wiki formatting and editing functions



Keywords

  • copyright, technology, DMCA, Fair Use, sharing, piracy, open source, free, Creative Commons, intellectual philanthropy


Study notes

  • What is intellectual property? Do you have any? What about your solutions to homework assignments? Essays for other courses?
  • Do you respect other people's copyrights? Have you copied music or videos? Software? Is that ok?
  • Do you understand the "fair-use" doctrine and when it applies?
  • How big a problem is software piracy? In the US? Elsewhere in the world? Is piracy a disincentive for software developers? What can be done about piracy?
  • Do you agree with Nicholas Negroponte that copyright law will disintegrate? Or do you agree that a balanced solution can be found as Pamela Samuelson suggests?
  • Is Open Source the way of the future? Can this software development model survive? Or will people spoil the idea of sharing for their personal gain?


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Media


Intellectual Property, Copyright

10 Absolute Facts about Copyright... Sort Of | Portfolio Center | Columbia College Chicago
Copyright issues quickly become complicated by the circumstances in which creative works are made or infringed upon- which explains why creative professionals defer to their lawyers when difficulti...
Amazing Free and Public Domain Photo Sites
for searching for and finding free photos with citation continues to be Compfight. Photos for Class, provides you with an easy-to-use search engine to find great photographs. As an added bonus, the...
Search Results for “Amazing Free and Public Domain Photo Sites”

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Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
Nice graphic with definitions of copyright and fair use for schools. Can I use this photograph or illustration from print material or the web in my project? video - up to 10% or 4 minutes whichever...
Is copyright law in China any different from in the United States?
Not substantially so. China has signed onto both major international copyright treaties—the century-old Berne Convention and the decade-old Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Prop...


USE IT

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Inquiry and the Research Process | Edutopia
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Assignments

  1. Before you start the reading and the assignments, take a few minutes to think about what you already know about the topic - Intellectual Property. Write a sentence or two about this in the I know... discussion.

  2. For this course, you will be researching, quoting, summarizing and providing links to a lot of web sites. Where did you get your information? Did you make it up or did you get it from a reliable source? You must provide information about your sources as research citations. Review Academic Integrity, Copyright, Fair Use and Plagiarism for more information and references.

  3. Review Research Process at http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit01/ and Citing Sources information at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/citations.html and Recommended Search Strategy: Analyze your topic & Search with peripheral vision at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Strategies.html
    Many of the assignments in this course require finding and discussing current web articles related to the chapter topic. Based on the reading, take the quiz Research Process and Citing Sources.

  4. Do you understand the concepts of plagiarism and how to properly handle quotes and references? Test your knowledge and learn more about academic citations at What is Plagiarism at Indiana University? A Short Quiz and Concept Lesson https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/definition.html

  5. Read the Study notes for an overview for the topics that will be covered.

  6. Read, view, listen to several of the selections in the Selected media list.

  7. Choose 2 words from the Keywords list. Find a resource that provides information about each the words you select and how they relate to the course. Post the words, links to your selected resources, and a brief description about your selection for each, to the discussion Intellectual Property keywords. Follow links provided by 3 other students, review their resources, and write a brief reply for each.

  8. Using a wiki is another way to work collaboratively. The wiki technology at WikiEducator.org (like Wikipedia) allows many people to write to the same "documents" at any time. This way, everyone can contribute, fix errors, add information, even delete information if necessary. There is a history kept that records all the changes, so there is always backup for any modifications. You will be working in groups on WikiEducator pages later in the course. This activity will get you started.

    Create your own WikiEducator account - You have to have an account and log in to edit WikiEducator pages. http://wikieducator.org
    Request account link in the top right corner of the screen. Fill out the request form and provide a note that you are a student at DE ANZA college and required to create an account for this course. Submit your request. You will be sent an email with a link to confirm your request. Once you confirm your request, you will get another email with your password for your own User page. Make sure it is open in edit mode - check the indicator near the top of the page. Add a sentence or two about yourself and indicate that you are a student in CIS2. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Save page button.
    Editing help is available http://wikieducator.org/Help:Editing
    Post a link to your account page in the WikiEducator.org discussion.

  9. The Imagining the Internet Predictions Database examines the potential future of the Internet while simultaneously providing a peek back into its history. http://www.elon.edu/e-web/predictions/early90s/search.xhtml
    Read the responses of survey participants to the most recent survey of more than 1,000 technology stakeholders who shared their visions for the next decade of development.
    Choose a topic that interests you. Each topic is a link to participant responses. Follow the link and review the survey summary for that topic.
    Write a discussion question for this topic of the survey to the Internet Predictions Database discussion topic. Include the topic and a link, as well as a 1-2 sentence summary of the comments in the topic. Read the questions already posted, and do not repeat a question asked by another student. Your question should relate directly to an issue discussed in the text, and should require a thoughtful response. Don't ask a question which can be answered by looking the answer up. Attitude, opinion, and application questions usually get thoughtful responses.

  10. Art and computers - Many artists are finding that computers and the internet can help their art and their income, as well as create problems. Consider "art" in any form. Search for a site that talks about these issues for artists. Post your site and a description of the social impact for the artist in the discussion Art and Computers. Respond to 2-3 discussions.

  11. Use it - Learning Literacies address all the demands of being a lifelong learner in a world were so much of what we do makes use of technologies. We will be looking at six topics that cover a wide range of technologies and their application to education and personal growth. Use it - thinking about how technologies are woven into daily living. Review one of the articles in the Use it - media selections or something similar you find online. What are your thoughts about the general topic. Would these suggestions work for you? Why? Post a link and a brief summary of the article you selected to the Learning Literacies - Use it discussion. Review 2 others.

  12. Study notes and course work - Are you making use of the Study Notes in each course Module? Do these questions help you while you are reading the text? Is there other information that would help you?

  13. Reflection 3-2-1 - To become a self-directed lifelong learner, you need to think beyond what is provided in the course. Think about the information presented and list 3 new ideas presented, 2 examples or uses of the idea/or how information can be found/used in your world, and ONE question about the topics beyond what was addressed. Submit to I wonder... assignment.

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