Week 6. Public Interest Propaganda

Week 6 Theme: Public Interest Propaganda.

What are the beneficial functions of propaganda for individuals and society? 

We held our live synchronous class on Wednesday, Feb 28 at 4 pm EST. If you did not participate live, watch the recorded video and complete the task described in order to receive class participation credit.

AGENDA

  1. Why did #COM416 students get blocked from watching their online class video? Renee explains about the #DMCA and we analyze public interest propaganda with a close analysis of  User Rights, Section 107
    • Who is the author and what is the purpose?
    • What techniques are used to attract and hold attention?
    • What lifestyles, values and points of view are presented?
    • How might different people interpret this message?
    • What context and additional information is needed to evaluate this message?
  2. For discussion: What might be some consequences of people not understanding their legal rights to fair use?
  3. What are you learning through your class participation activities? Reviewing your completed work

PLEASE COMPLETE Week 7 (Blurring of Art, Journalism and Activism) class assignments listed on the Pathwright website before Wednesday March 7 at 4 p.m.

 

CLASS PARTICIPATION. If you missed the “live” synchronous class on Feb 28 at 4 pm, you must view the recorded video. After watching the video class, you must offer your own critical analysis of the User Rights Section 107 video using the five critical questions, using the “Leave a Reply” function on this page.

Screenshot 2018-02-28 11.02.15

 

8 Comments

  1. It is important to understand the rights of fair use because particular situations can be determined on a case‑by‑case basis. While it is illegal to copyright and can result in fines; it is perfectly allowed to use someone else’s work if you are analyzing it, adding value, and it affects the potential market in a good way; which is transformativeness If someone did not understand their rights to fair use, it could result in a case in federal court resulting in infringement. This is why understanding fair use is so important for propagandists and media literacy writers especially. Those who analyze the work of others every day should be asking themselves the questions described in the User Rights video

    Like

  2. The purpose of this video is to inform the audience as to how you can use copyrighted material without permission from the owner by following fair use. The video goes on to explain what exactly constitutes as fair use, and how people are able to use the material if the good towards the public by using the material outweighs the negative impacts towards the owner of the content. The video stressed that when deciding what is and isn’t fair use, it is important to pay attention to the context of how the information will be used. I found this video a little bit difficult to understand when watching it, so people may interpret it differently based on how well they were able to understand what was being said. In order to evaluate this message, it may be helpful to have more information about the concepts that were discussed in the song (like transformativeness) and to maybe have the video go a bit more in-depth on the topic. Its really important for people to have a solid understanding of how copyright laws work, because like Professor Hobbs said in the video, some people may get flagged for violating a copyright when they were actually using the material in a way that is allowed. By knowing the rules of copyright, people will be able to use material in a positive way to share information without breaking any rules.

    Like

  3. This video was created by Professor Hobbs and one of her previous students. The purpose of this video was to explain copyright and clarify when it is okay to use material created by others to create our own work. It explained that we have more rights to use other peoples work than we previously thought we had. This video seemed to be aimed towards a high school and college audience. It included the technique of catchy music, repetition, and animation to attract and hold the audience’s attention. We learned that it was okay to use someone else’s work as long as it is used properly. The value and point of view that was presented in the video was to make sure that credit is given where credit is deserved. We learned how to make sure that something we find online to borrow would be considered fair use, and that it is necessary to use material in a fair way. I feel like this video would be interpreted the same by everyone who views it. The message in this video is very clear, and watches the video would most likely get the same message and information after watching it. If you use material that already exists online and you do it in a way that is fair to the creator of that material, it can add a lot of value and purpose to your own work.

    Like

  4. This video was created by Professor Hobbs and one of her previous students. The purpose of this video was to explain copyright and clarify when it is okay to use material created by others to create our own work. It explained that we have more rights to use other peoples work than we previously thought we had. This video seemed to be aimed towards a high school and college audience. It included the technique of catchy music, repetition, and animation to attract and hold the audience’s attention. We learned that it was okay to use someone else’s work as long as it is used properly. The value and point of view that was presented in the video was to make sure that credit is given where credit is deserved. We learned how to make sure that something we find online to borrow would be considered fair use, and that it is necessary to use material in a fair way. I feel like this video would be interpreted the same by everyone who views it. The message in thisvideo is very clear, and watches the video would most likely get the same message and information after watching it. If you use material that already exists online and you do it in a way that is fair to the creator of that material, it can add a lot of value and purpose to your own work.

    Like

  5. The purpose of this video is to understand what copyrights are for and how people can still use that information in fair use. In order to attract and hold attention it was placed in the form of a music video. The information was made into a song and the pictures and scenes scrolled through to illustrate what they were explaining. In the song they present the information of when copyrights first started (1976), they were created as a law to protect the work people do and people would not be able to take that work and pass it as their own. It then talks about fair use, and how in order for that information to be used by other people they had to repurpose it and ad value, so they take the information as almost a baseline and then they add in their own information and change it to present it differently. This message can be interpreted differently if some have a hard time learning this way, I know for myself at some points it was hard to understand what the singer was saying, but if they repeated it I could pick it up the second or third time. If the information was presented still in a visual way but without the song I think most people would interpret it the same way. In order to evaluate this message I think one would also need to know some of the basics of copyright information and maybe the video if it wasn’t in a song version could talk a little more about the information presented because it does speed through in order to make it into a song. The chorus, as well as, needing to repurpose and add value are the most memorable pieces of information from this video because they were said over and over again and I really could understand what they were saying but everything else was said so quickly to keep with the idea of a song, so some of the other ideas presented could maybe have ore time spent on them so the full message isn’t lost.

    Like

  6. This video explained how you can tell if your work is copyright or not. This is one issue that is hard to distinguish the difference between if its ok or not ok. The video talked about five ways you can tell if your work will be copyrighted or not. The main questions to ask yourself if fairies if applying to your specific situation is its nature, its purpose, the amount of its use, and effect. The biggest concern is the transformativeness. They want to make sure it adds value and repurpose to society. The fair use of information is flexible from situation to situation.

    Like

  7. The author of this content is Michael RobbGrieco and he wanted to present copy right into fair use. It expands on the ideas of using copyrighted work for your own needs but not be penalized for it. Many people thought that using the ideas from another content owner will result in legal action however, theirs ways we can use work from other sources to our advantage such as adding value and re purposing the text which is transitiveness. It’s acceptable to use other’s work but we need to alter it in a way that it adds texture to the original content and just expands the idea without completely copying the entire work. Michael approached this topic cleverly while adding a catchy song and strong visuals. The repetition throughout the video makes his ideas stick to your mind. The whole video was clear and other interpretations that might differ is creators might find it offensive. It almost encourages you to use other people’s work for your advantage and many people might not like that at all.

    Like

  8. The video shown in class teaches us about what fair use is and teaches us how to identify whether our use of copyrighted material is fair use or not. The most important thing to remember when determining fair use is if the benefits of to society from your use of the material outweigh the cost to the owner. If that is the case then your use of the material would be fair use. The video uses funny graphics and a catchy tune to teach you the basics of copyright fair use. At first, it was a little difficult to absorb the information because there was a lot to take in with the video, but the repetitive use of the chorus helps you to remember the most important determining factor of fair use. Depending on the person the song format may help them remember or it may be difficult for them to understand. The video touches upon transformativeness which is what would most help you to guarantee that your use of the material is fair use. By repurposing materials and adding value you are not just copying someone’s work, but you are editing to make it better for use and benefit society more. Being informed of copyright rules will make creating your own propaganda and online content better than before.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s