On Teaching Copyright

by alphamonkey on May 23, 2007 · 1 comment

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There are times when Boing Boing‘s Cory Doctrow gets on my nerves, but I’ve never once questioned his passion and dedication for citizen activism and involvement in the civic process.  Today, Doctrow linked to a number of final projects submitted by students in his undergraduate class at the University of Southern California (nearly all of which involve some form of activism), but the one that really caught my eye was Richard Esguerra’s Teaching Copyright

Presented as a hype / hysteria free guide to teaching the fundamentals of copyright to K-12, Teaching Copyright seeks to help educators better discuss and impart the very real impact that copyright laws have on our lives, both collectively and individually.

Beats the hell out of a final paper a student doesn’t want to write, the prof doesn’t want to read, and does nothing more than collect dust in a drawer, eh?

This is the kind of thing that makes me want to teach civics. 

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    Thank you so much for finding this.  It is really hard to get my students to follow copywrite laws.  This will be a big bonus.  I forwarded this on to our district media specialists as well as all the teachers in my school.  They were really happy as well.


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