Category Archives: Intellectual Property

#WEB206 – Do you agree with the Creative Commons peeps who argue that copyright is restricting culture? Justify your answer.

TUTOR: Do you agree with the Creative Commons peeps who argue that copyright is restricting culture? Justify your answer. MY RESPONSE: I completely support the rationale driving the Creative Commons. To quote Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further than … Continue reading

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#Community, #power, #economy and #identity in #gaming – #NET102

TUTOR’S REQUEST: Pick one topic (e.g. dating) and list examples of the way the Internet has, in terms of your topic, become part of our everyday in terms of community, power, economy and identity. MY RESPONSE: I have selected ‘Gaming’ … Continue reading

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#PWP121 – The Importance of Research in Professional Writing

‘Research – IMG_1367‘ by N i c o l a is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. TUTOR: This week, please use this thread to discuss: how we find sources of good reliable information. … Continue reading

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#MED104 – Discussion 1.3 – The question of copyright

TUTOR: Ok, so copyright is a complex beast, and while we are all aware that it exists, many of us ignorant of what it really means and how it works. Some of you might argue that we don’t really need … Continue reading

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