A good laugh at copyrightPosted: August 4, 2012
Hey copyright enthusiast,
We all advocate for copyrights, especially our rights for fair use, for classroom use,
for distance learning, for electronic reserves and all rights that will allow users
to promote the arts and sciences.
We sign petitions, we forward them, we read, we study, we explain to others, we engage in
conversation, we actively promote fair rights.
And once in a while we are in need of comic relief.
Such relief is offered this week in a segment of On The Media,
so Copyright advocates – listen to this,
we are all due a good laugh about copyright every now and then:
In the new farcical sci-fi book Year Zero, aliens, having discovered how wonderful Earth music is, learn that they owe the all the money in the universe to the United States because of its harsh copyright penalties. Brooke talks to author Rob Reid about taking the great copyright debate to absurd new heights.
And another recommendation from my weekend upstate listening to WAMC, and this time from the AcademicMinute: Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of North Florida explains how using social media can improve the performance of your memory. This is really interesting research about on brain on FB – news is better than we thought.