Category Archives: Chapter 13

Link Ch. 13 – PATRIOT Act Readings

Here’s a bit more depth on a couple of PATRIOT Act implications: Wired – Few Companies Fight PATRIOT Act Gag Orders, FBI Admits Center for Democracy and Technology - Issue brief: Bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

You might be surprised if you haven’t read your endless Terms of Service (TOS). PBS Media Shift – Who really owns your photos in social media (Updated 2013 Edition) As is so often the case, it depends… Social Media Explorer … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Libel, Privacy & Social Media

Several readings on (you guessed it!) libel, privacy and social media: Common Law Invasion of Privacy Claims in Social Media Adrean S. Taylor (Wasscom.com) Good review of what is and isn’t invasion of privacy based on social media content. Courtney … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Has the University of Illinois repealed the First Amendment for its faculty? New tenured prof gets contract dropped over “vulgar and insulting” tweets. What can marketers learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? Make it fun. Make it easy. Make it … Continue reading

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The Right to Free Speech According to XKCD

Nailed it….

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Who is the Press?

One question that’s pretty hard to answer these days is “Who is a reporter?” Is this someone who works for a newspaper?  A television station? A radio network?  Most folks would say, yes, these people are reporters. But as I … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is it ok for high school students to “<3 Boobies”? Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wanted to stop two young women from wearing “I <3 Boobies” bracelets … Continue reading

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Talking and Watching Mash-ups

We’re going to be talking about musical mash-ups in class today, so here are several videos were going to be using in conjunction with this. Here’s the opening sequence from the film Girl Walk // All Day, based on Girl … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Ten Year Anniversary of the “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Ten years ago, singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast for 9/16ths of a second.  As a result, broadcast network CBS was threatened with a fine of more than half a million dollars and a near-decade long battle over what could … Continue reading

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MLK, Mahalia Jackson and the “I have a dream” speech

One thing I learned this week during the 5oth anniversary of the March on Washington was that a substantial part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech was improvised.  Specifically, the part about having a dream… … Continue reading

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