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Tuesday, April 14

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    Activity Six:Seven: Digital Law
    Part I: In Class Meeting--Introduction
    Digital Law can be defined as electronic responsibility for actions and deeds which is either ethical or unethical. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society.
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Tuesday, March 24

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  2. page Digital Law edited ... Talk With Your Children Understand how your children are using the computer and how they acces…
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    Talk With Your Children Understand how your children are using the computer and how they access and share music and what else on the computer might be accessible to others. Discuss copyright and who loses out when songs get distributed for free on the internet. Consider what would happen if you faced legal action – who would pay the bill or lose out if their internet access was disconnected?
    Don't think it can happen to your family? Read about this former teen cheerleader who was sued for downloading music.
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    in a PSPP2P suit.
    Check Your Computer Be aware of what is on your child's computer. Make sure you have proper licenses for any programs not installed by the school and that Sophos (anti-virus) and Counter Spy (anti-spyware) are running in the system tray. Up to date anti-virus software can screen most things downloaded to your computer, including spyware that comes from file sharing services.
    Worried about file sharing? Free programs such as Digital File Check help to remove or block of any of the unwanted "file-sharing" programs commonly used to distribute copyrighted files illegally.
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    Worried about viruses? Your Tablet is protected by Sophos, but free programs such as AVG can guard your home computer from virus threats.
    Part III: In Advisory--Follow-up and Reflection
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    at these two sites:
    In addition to the iTunes store and Amazon MP3, Pro-Music includes links to over 500 retailers of online music.
    BirdTrax at Illinois State University is a collection of music, movies, TV shows, and other media that can be legally downloaded.
    SpendSourceForge.net offers fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
    Spend
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    you found by completing this short survey:
    Digital Law: Legal Media
    The results of the survey will be compiled and shared
    with your advisory.the class later this month.
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  4. page Digital Law edited ... Class Meeting Discussion Questions: Although the law says otherwise, many people feel that th…
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    Class Meeting Discussion Questions:
    Although the law says otherwise, many people feel that there's nothing wrong with file sharing. What do you think? Should it be legal to make and share copies of something that you purchased?
    IfWould you feel any differently about file sharing if you were the content creator and people were trading illegal copies of your work?
    Part II: At Home--Interaction
    While all forms of media are subject to copyright infringement, music piracy is especially problematic for teens. A study last year by the University of Hertfordshire found that the average teenager's iPod contains over 800 illegal music tracks. Under United States law, violators can be sued for up to $150,000 in damages for each copyrighted work, face Federal prosecution, and be fined up to $250,000 and sentenced to jail for up to five years. Teens (and their parents) have been sued for illegal file sharing, and while the fines are typically well below the maximum amount allowed, information, not ignorance of the law, is one's best defense.
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    Read Childnet's tips for parents,music leaflet, then explore the following actvitiesactivities as a
    Home Activities
    Talk With Your Children Understand how your children are using the computer and how they access and share music and what else on the computer might be accessible to others. Discuss copyright and who loses out when songs get distributed for free on the internet. Consider what would happen if you faced legal action – who would pay the bill or lose out if their internet access was disconnected?
    Don't think it can happen to your family? Read about this former teen cheerleader who was sued for downloading music.
    How does the government feel about file sharing? The Obama administration recently sided with the RIAA in a PSP suit.

    Check Your Computer Be aware of what is on your child's computer. Make sure you have proper licenses for any programs not installed by the school and that Sophos (anti-virus) and Counter Spy (anti-spyware) are running in the system tray. Up to date anti-virus software can screen most things downloaded to your computer, including spyware that comes from file sharing services.
    Worried about file sharing? Free programs such as Digital File Check help to remove or block of any of the unwanted "file-sharing" programs commonly used to distribute copyrighted files illegally.
    Worried about viruses? Your Tablet is protected by Sophos, but free programs such as AVG can guard your home computer from virus threats.
    Explore the Web’s Legal Music There are scores of legal music retailers on the Web and these sites are safe and guarantee sound quality. They offer millions of songs of all genres and periods online. There is a wide variety of ways to discover and buy music online; you can, for example, download individual songs or albums, stream music through an online radio or listen to a huge library of tracks on your computer or music player for a monthly subscription.
    Want legal music? In addition to the iTunes store and Amazon MP3, Pro-Music includes links to over 500 online retailers of online music.
    Want even more legal media? BirdTrax at Illinois State University is a collection of music, movies, TV shows, and other media that can be legally downloaded.

    Part III: In Advisory--Follow-up and Reflection
    Despite knowing the consequences, some people willingly violate copyright laws and illegally downloadWhile file sharing may be tempting, there are scores of online resources for music, video, and software because they don't think they will ever get caught. Think it can't happen? Choose one of these four real life "case studies" from B4UCopythat are legal and discuss it as an advisory:
    Campus Pirate Pleads Guilty
    Advisory Discussion Questions
    How do you select
    affordable. Whatever your Facebook friends?
    Do
    interests, you personally know allare sure to find something appealing at these two sites:
    In addition to the iTunes store and Amazon MP3, Pro-Music includes links to over 500 retailers
    of them?
    Have you "friended" someone without know them?
    What types
    online music.
    BirdTrax at Illinois State University is a collection
    of information domusic, movies, TV shows, and other media that can be legally downloaded.
    Spend a few minutes exploring and then share at least one resource that
    you put onfound with your Facebook account?
    Does this article make you weary about some of the things that you have posted on-line?
    advisory.
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Monday, March 23

  1. page Digital Law edited ... Class Meeting Discussion Questions: Although the law says otherwise, many people feel that th…
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    Class Meeting Discussion Questions:
    Although the law says otherwise, many people feel that there's nothing wrong with file sharing. What do you think? Should it be legal to make and share copies of something that you purchased?
    The students in this video were all college ageIf you
    Part II: At Home--Interaction
    While all forms of media are subject to copyright infringement, music piracy is especially problematic for teens. A study last year by the University of Hertfordshire found that the average teenager's iPod contains over 800 illegal music tracks. Under United States law, violators can be sued for up to $150,000 in damages for each copyrighted work, face Federal prosecution, and be fined up to $250,000 and sentenced to jail for up to five years. Teens (and their parents) have been sued for illegal file sharing, and while the fines are typically well below the maximum amount allowed, information, not ignorance of the law, is one's best defense.
    The legal and technical jargon surrounding digital law issues can be difficult to understand, but resources like Young People, Music, and the Internet from Childnet International can help students, parents, and teachers become better educated. Read Childnet's tips for parents, then explore the following actvities as a family.
    Home Activities
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    your child's computer; makecomputer. Make sure you
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    system tray.
    Be aware of what is on your family computer – whether you or another member of the household put it there. Make sure that your computer is protected against viruses and spyware and has firewall software installed. You can generally get free anti-virus software from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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    comes from P2Pfile sharing services.
    Worried about file sharing? Free programs such as Digital File Check help to remove or block of any of the unwanted "file-sharing" programs commonly used to distribute copyrighted files illegally.
    Worried about viruses? Your Tablet is protected by Sophos, but free programs such as AVG can guard your home computer from virus threats.

    Explore the Web’s Legal Music There are scores of legal music retailers on the Web and these sites are safe and guarantee sound quality. They offer millions of songs of all genres and periods online. There is a wide variety of ways to discover and buy music online; you can, for example, download individual songs or albums, stream music through an online radio or listen to a huge library of tracks on your computer or music player for a monthly subscription.
    To getWant legal music? In addition to the iTunes store and Amazon MP3, Pro-Music includes links to over 500 online retailers of online music.
    Want even more legal media? BirdTrax at Illinois State University is
    a sensecollection of how easily personalmusic, movies, TV shows, and private informationother media that can be located, read this recent article from McAfee. After you and your parents have reviewed the search tips, (1) Google yourself and (2) Google your parents. As you sort through the results, note the information that you find and complete the appropriate search survey:
    Student Survey: Click Here
    Parent Survey: Click Here
    Home Discussion Questions:
    Students: Do you feel "secure" with the amount of information about you that's available online? Why or why not?
    Parents: Do you feel "secure" with the amount of information about you and/or your child that's available online? Why or why not?
    Students and Parents: What personal and private information guidelines do you think are reasonable for your family?
    legally downloaded.
    Part III: In Advisory--Follow-up and Reflection
    Information, especially private information, should not be shared indiscriminately. In an online environment, however, we often tend to be overly trustingDespite knowing the consequences, some people willingly violate copyright laws and this can lead to a false senseillegally download music, video, and software because they don't think they will ever get caught. Think it can't happen? Choose one of security. Consider the story of Kimberly Elliottthese four real life "case studies" from Oakville, MO, who bet her daughter that she could become "friends" with all her daughter's contacts on FaceBook. Read the full story here.B4UCopy and discuss it as an advisory:
    Campus Pirate Pleads Guilty

    Advisory Discussion Questions
    How do you select your Facebook friends?
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  2. page Digital Law edited ... The repercussions for copyright infringement can be quite severe and students are not immune f…
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    The repercussions for copyright infringement can be quite severe and students are not immune from the law. This video will help you understand the risks and consequences associated with unlicensed software use and illegal downloading activities, and provide tips for how to protect yourselves:
    Class Meeting Discussion Questions:
    questionsAlthough the law says otherwise, many people feel that there's nothing wrong with file sharing. What do you think? Should it be legal to make and share copies of something that you purchased?
    The students in this video were all college age

    Part II: At Home--Interaction
    As you learned in advisory, personal information (your age, gender, favorite food, etc.)While all forms of media are subject to copyright infringement, music piracy is much less specific,especially problematic for teens. A study last year by the University of Hertfordshire found that the average teenager's iPod contains over 800 illegal music tracks. Under United States law, violators can be sued for up to $150,000 in damages for each copyrighted work, face Federal prosecution, and saferbe fined up to share, than private information (your name, address, social security number, etc.). Many popular websites$250,000 and online activities encouragesentenced to jail for up to five years. Teens (and in some cases require) userstheir parents) have been sued for illegal file sharing, and while the fines are typically well below the maximum amount allowed, information, not ignorance of the law, is one's best defense.
    The legal and technical jargon surrounding digital law issues can be difficult
    to share personalunderstand, but resources like Young People, Music, and private information. What kindthe Internet from Childnet International can help students, parents, and teachers become better educated. Read Childnet's tips for parents, then explore the following actvities as a family.
    Home Activities
    Check Your Computer Be aware
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    on your family computer – whether you or another member of the household put it there. Make sure that your computer is protected against viruses and spyware and has firewall software installed. You can generally get free anti-virus software from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Up to date anti-virus software can screen most things downloaded to your computer, including spyware that comes from P2P services.
    Explore the Web’s Legal Music There are scores of legal music retailers on the Web and these sites are safe and guarantee sound quality. They offer millions of songs of all genres and periods online. There is a wide variety of ways to discover and buy music online; you can, for example, download individual songs or albums, stream music through an online radio or listen to a huge library of tracks on your computer or music player for a monthly subscription.

    To get a sense of how easily personal and private information can be located, read this recent article from McAfee. After you and your parents have reviewed the search tips, (1) Google yourself and (2) Google your parents. As you sort through the results, note the information that you find and complete the appropriate search survey:
    Student Survey: Click Here
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    Part I: In Class Meeting--Introduction
    Digital Law can be defined as electronic responsibility for actions and deeds which is either ethical or unethical. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society.
    ThisThe legal acquisition and use of music, video, and computer software are primary areas of importance for teens. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and Microsoft have each taken steps to combat copyright infringement, more commonly referred to as piracy. This short quiz, adapted from B4U Copy,B4UCopy, will asses
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    Part I: In Class Meeting--Introduction
    Digital Law can be defined as electronic responsibility for actions and deeds which is either ethical or unethical. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society.
    The legal acquisition and useThis short quiz, adapted from B4U Copy, will asses your understanding of music, video,some basic principles related to copyright and computer software are primary areas of importance for teens. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and Microsoft have each taken steps to combat what is commonly referred to as piracy:digital law:
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Wednesday, March 18

  1. page Digital Law edited ... Digital Law can be defined as electronic responsibility for actions and deeds which is either …
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    Digital Law can be defined as electronic responsibility for actions and deeds which is either ethical or unethical. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics of technology. Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime. Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society.
    The legal acquisition and use of music, video, and computer software are primary areas of importance for teens. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and Microsoft have each taken steps to combat what is commonly referred to as piracy:
    Class Meeting Discussion Questions:
    questions
    Part II: At Home--Interaction
    As you learned in advisory, personal information (your age, gender, favorite food, etc.) is much less specific, and safer to share, than private information (your name, address, social security number, etc.). Many popular websites and online activities encourage (and in some cases require) users to share personal and private information. What kind of information about you is available online?
    Home Activity
    To get a sense of how easily personal and private information can be located, read this recent article from McAfee. After you and your parents have reviewed the search tips, (1) Google yourself and (2) Google your parents. As you sort through the results, note the information that you find and complete the appropriate search survey:
    Student Survey: Click Here
    Parent Survey: Click Here
    Home Discussion Questions:
    Students: Do you feel "secure" with the amount of information about you that's available online? Why or why not?
    Parents: Do you feel "secure" with the amount of information about you and/or your child that's available online? Why or why not?
    Students and Parents: What personal and private information guidelines do you think are reasonable for your family?
    Part III: In Advisory--Follow-up and Reflection
    Information, especially private information, should not be shared indiscriminately. In an online environment, however, we often tend to be overly trusting and this can lead to a false sense of security. Consider the story of Kimberly Elliott from Oakville, MO, who bet her daughter that she could become "friends" with all her daughter's contacts on FaceBook. Read the full story here.
    Advisory Discussion Questions
    How do you select your Facebook friends?
    Do you personally know all of them?
    Have you "friended" someone without know them?
    What types of information do you put on your Facebook account?
    Does this article make you weary about some of the things that you have posted on-line?

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