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A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation

A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation

From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and ... (more)

From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and pamphlets, to present-day stakeholders, who are concerned about DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet, the story of copyright law is an ongoing struggle to balance copyright holders' rights with and the public interest. New technologies constantly challenge that balance. In this lesson, students will examine the historical relationship between copyright law and technological innovation in the U.S. Working in teams, they will research a technology and assess how it may have affected users and copyright holders, as well as whether or not a public controversy resulted from its use. With this historical context in mind, students will then examine current copyright policy debates about music downloading and file-sharing. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Lesson Plans
Collection:
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Provider:
Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright

Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright

In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and ... (more)

In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Provider:
Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

In this lesson, students will examine the state of Internet file sharing ... (more)

In this lesson, students will examine the state of Internet file sharing and copyright law. Building on the homework exercise from Lesson 2, students will decipher the various players who have a vested interest in the heated peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing debate: technological innovators, the entertainment industry, lawyers, courts, educators, and, of course, the file-sharers. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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