Friday, January 22, 2010

Becca learns about copyright law

One day, Becca was sitting on her couch with her laptop when she decided, at the prompting of her IP&T 287 instructor, to learn about copyright law. Becca learned many things she did not previously know about copyright law. The biggest thing she learned was that movies shown for entertainment purposes in the classroom violate copyright law. She now knew that her high school and other teachers who had shown movies in their classrooms for entertainment were violating international copyright law. Shame on them! She also learned that the copyright quiz for her IP&T class was only 5 questions long, which made her workload for the week seem a lot lighter. Some other things she learned were that copyrighted characters, such as Bu6s Bu99y, who will not be named due to Becca wanting to overcompensate for carefully adhering to international copyright law, is prohibited by international copyright law. She learned to her relief and happiness that she does not have to cite things in the detailed manner required by MLA formatting, but that she does have to make sure that she or another user can get to things she cites online. And Becca became much better informed about copyright law and realized that she might need to cite the pictures of the motorcycle and helmet used in the first slide type thing of her storyboard. And the IP&T 287 class lived happily...until their Special Ed program applications were due, at which point they all got really stressed out and decided that they needed to have a class pizza party and use the wonderful technology of cellphones to order the pizza. The end!

1 comment:

  1. The last part of my story has not taken place yet. Dear IP&T class, please make it take place!