Concerning the Copyright Claims of the NFL

I found it interesting to know that even the NFL is strict when it comes to copy right. They have requested twitter to remove material that they felt were in violation of their fair use policies. As a result Twitter had to temporarily suspend Gawker Media’s sport site: Deadspin.

Vox Media’s SB Nation accounts were also suspended for tweeting GIFs of college football games. I found that really interesting too, you might figure it is okay to use those since it is just college football.

I had no clue that the NFL was that strict when it came to fair use and copyright. It is understandable however, since tweeters sometimes go to far with their remixes. In other words I agree with the NFL for not allowing their fans to illegally use more than they should in their remix tweets and other material related to the teams and their players.

After all that is one way in which sports teams make their profits by being able to sell certain publications or media to those paying for it, so someone just grabbing a few images illegally and putting it there via a simple tweet without permission from the NFL may make it harder for the teams to make a profit or even maintain the teams’ image in a way they would be of benefit.

A “Domain of One’s Own”

So basically a domain of one’s own is a platform or a personal web address if I may. It is a place where students and teachers can save their files for future use. It allows one to customize the site according to their own style.

It is innovative and not just a username and password or a forward slash dot university domain. It is your own personal web identity. It is as a representation of open learning on the web. This innovative digital ID allows for both public and international access as electronically stored data, while increasing the necessity for web learning.

According to Ms. Audrey Watters, who ranks it as one of the best innovations in technology for both faculty and students. It has the ability to communicate through systems fast and deliver requested information, while being able to store a vast amount of data.

It was created to be as close to magic as possible, almost undistinguishable from magic itself. It allows for resistance, and she mentions the fact that it prompts us to ask what data we are creating as learners, who owns it, tracks or profits from it.