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21 January 2012

FollowUp 3: SOPA Overreach

Following the various website blackouts earlier this week, both SOPA and PIPA are on hold.  Good news, but we need to be prepared for the next round whenever that might be.  Information is the most powerful weapon that we have in a free society.  Understanding how information may be legally shared is at the heart of protecting that legal sharing.  This means understanding Copyright Law and the Fair Use Doctrine.

Among the best tools for understanding these concepts that I have found and shown to many classes of students is the following video from the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society.
Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

22 November 2011, Original Pedantic Political Ponderings post.

18 December 2011, FollowUp 1.

20 January 2012, FollowUp 2.

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