Seminar Two

INF161

What is copyright?

"Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatics, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed." excerpt from Copyright in General

Copyright on Campus Video

Social Networking: Privacy and Trouble Questions

What is your story? Do you know anyone who has put something on a social networking site that they shouldn't have posted? What happened? Could the person delete their post? Does the post ever go away? My story: I was a parent involved with athletics when my younger son was in school. Because of his involvement with the football team, as a football player, he had several friends (girls) who were cheerleaders. The girls decided to have a summer gathering in which several pictures were taken and put on FaceBook. Several of the pictures had girls holding red solo cups. Of course, it was all circumstantial that there was alcohol in those cups- I guess it should be "innocent until proven guilty"; however, the athletic department decided to suspend some of the girls in those pictures from several games. They made a point to tell every player on every team at the high school that this will happen to anyone who is not smart enough to protect their privacy on social networks. This leads me to this question:


  • Is it fair for teachers, administrators, bosses, to be looking at your personal social networking accounts and using what they find against you? Why or why not?


Other questions:

What type of information should we be careful about when sharing information publicly?


Cyber-bullying is becoming a real problem. Do you know anyone who has been bullied via the computer? What a cowardly way to tease someone! I found a very helpful site that contains testimonials, real life stories, updates, blogs, and advice for educators, parents, and teens


Some additional articles: How To Maintain Your Privacy On Social Networking SItes

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