Theme: Intellectual Property and Its Offspring
The theme for the next three weeks is intellectual property as an idea and some of the various ideas that stem from it, including: Copyright, Fair Use and the Commons (Creative and otherwise). We’ll begin by investigating the very idea of intellectual property and the common wisdom of its necessity…as a whole and as it applies to intangible “property.” Then we’ll explore the most common intellectual property law in most of our lives—copyright—and the important doctrine of “fair use” that gives educators and artists significantly more freedom than they commonly exert. Finally, we’ll examine the idea of the “commons” (and, incidentally, the “public domain”) and consider some of our options for living and working in that system as teachers, learners, artists and scientists.
Complete the following required activities and your choice of the optional activities totaling up to 150 points (once again, 25 points possible of ‘extra’ credit).
- IP, Friend or Foe? REQUIRED (15 pts) | Due: July 3 --- IP, Friend or Foe: Make Your Case?
- Making Sense of Copyright REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: July 8 --- Making Sense of Copyright
- Collaborate (a little) REQUIRED (15 pts) | Due: July 11 But don't wait to get started! --- Collaborate (a Little)
- Fair(ish) Use REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: July 11 --- Fair(ish) Use
- The (Creative) Commons REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: July 14 -- The (Creative) Commons
- Copyright Conundrums REQUIRED (15 pts) | Due: July 14 But don't wait to get started! ---Copyright Conundrums
- Your Choice Assignments YOUR CHOICE (up to 75pts) | Due: July 14 but take a look ASAP so you can plan!
How to Submit Your Collection
To submit this collection:
First, publish a blog post tagged
collection3. This post can either:
- list all the links to your Collection items
- post a link to a Page (learn more about the difference between WordPress posts and pages; watch the class help session on using posts and pages) on your site that has the list of links.
Second, announce your collection on Twitter using the
#nousion class tag.
I read all Twitter posts using the class tag. When I see your blog post and Twitter announcement, you will have successfully submitted Collection III.
Seeing Your Grade
As always, I provide general comments on your collection on your individual posts, including questions to be answered and requests for revisions. You can see your official grade and private comments using the Grade Center in Blackboard.