Theme work

I chose a theme from the 2014 section because they looked to be more modern and I think you can personalize them more than the other ones. I searched for a while before selecting the right theme for me. At first i had no idea what i was doing so I left t on the […]

I chose a theme from the 2014 section because they looked to be more modern and I think you can personalize them more than the other ones. I searched for a while before selecting the right theme for me. At first i had no idea what i was doing so I left t on the default 2014 theme. When i came to class on Monday I realized  that I can change it and find one that fits me. I went through about three of them before i found the one I liked the most. I chose the ‘Dazzling’ theme. It allowed me to put the biggest picture up as my background to male my page more appealing. I haven’t gotten around to doing an about page, but I soon plan to.

 

http://wayne0.com/wp-admin/themes.php?theme=dazzling

Do You Want To Copyright Creativity?

Copyright issues have always been a problem for as long as I can remember.  I remember when VEVO the video hosting service got into trouble for piracy of an NFL game, Napster for constant piracy of music and so much more over the years. Copyright is permission for the right to use another person’s work. […]

Copyright issues have always been a problem for as long as I can remember.  I remember when VEVO the video hosting service got into trouble for piracy of an NFL game, Napster for constant piracy of music and so much more over the years. Copyright is permission for the right to use another person’s work. However, this seems to be an ongoing issue in the age of the digital storytelling.

In the YouTube video (http://youtu.be/7Q25-S7jzgs) Laws That Choke Creativity by Law Lessig is fascinating in the way that he puts out that this generation’s voice comes from the internet.  It’s a “relationship to themselves”. It is considered a tool of speech which I find that aspect to be true. It is comforting to know or read online of others who don’t make us feel that we are the only ones going through a stage/moment/emotion. Although I do not find this to be a good thing because of the decrease of actual  communication with live people you can have face to face contact with versus living virtually. It is a good way to escape or to even to repair yourself but that should all come from within. The internet is of better convenience to spread contact and knowledge easier and faster; should be looked at with encouragement.

Lessig explains how artists should embrace their work so it could “teach one of the lessons to the others”. I fully agree because it seems like we are in the modern mannerism era where we imitate the works of true professionals and yet somehow make it into our own to give new meaning to something old, is also a gift. What you take from it should be allowed but the question is will our work be copyrighted as well?

Copyright was put to protect the artistic ideas of others if not than it would be a whole bunch of stealing. Should we extend it to others is another issue but not one that could be easily tackled due to the high volume of internet users.  So No, I do not think the law chokes creativity. Creativity is not stifled if its true to you. Meaning if it is true creativity than you can make do with what you have. I believe we already have a leniency where there is fair use; meaning copyright material may be used for criticism, news, research, teaching without the need to ask for permission, or payment. I do not feel that videos using copyright material should be taken down if there is no means for commercial use. I think remixes, gifs, memes should not be a problem because of the fact it creates the online communication of emotions and similar circumstances. I do not think that there should be much thought to what you use for creativity as long as you don’t prepare to use it for profit.

Can someone answer me?

Hey guys, I would like to know how many of you all has already created your site.

If so, are the assignments that you complete now suppose to be posted on your new site or are you still posting on this blog as well.

Let me know, because I want to know what you guys are coming up with and so on but in the same sense which site are we supposed to be primarily using as of right now. If you do post on your new site tell us your URL’s so we can follow you on there.

Copy right laws can be joy kills!

Copyrights are laws that the United States created, that enables a creator of any type of original project/material the rights of use and distribution and we have these copyright laws so that the creator’s of the original work is protected by the law. Which means someone else can’t use their material/project to profit or claim that original work as their own. It’s basically the same concept as the plagiarism of literature but for digital media and online contexts that people have put up.

I think that people should be very careful with the different things that they copy or re-share on social media sites and so on, more frequently because they might not even know that they are violating the copyright laws that have been established and they can be fined, sued or even sent to jail because of some minor infraction or because they didn’t know that they were violating an actual law by sharing something, or copying and pasting something on their wall. The fair use of copyright laws, is the limited use of the original work or the exception of someone else’s work without the original creator’s direct consent.

I watched the video about Larry Lessig’s ideas on “Law’s that choke creativity” and after watching it I have come to the conclusion that I completely and totally agree with he’s saying when he talks about how  “The vocal chords will be eliminated by the process of evolution as was the tale of man when he came from the ape …we can describe it using modern computer terminology as a kind of read-write culture. It’s a culture when people participate in the creation and the re-creation of their culture in the sense it’s read write. Susa’s fear was that we would lose that capacity because of these “infernal machines”.” I think he’s totally right to say that Susa was right because technology has made it easier for people to copy off each other instead of everyone having to think or try to come up with their own original ideas, they’re just going online and sometimes hijacking other people’s ideas. It’s hurting people’s capacity to be creative and original. “Common sense revolts at the idea.”

Another large quote (lol) that really caught my attention was “These tools of creativity, have become tools of speech. It is a literacy for this generation. This is how our kids speak. It is how our kids think. It is how your are, as they increasingly understand digital technology’s and their relationship to themselves.” I agree that technology has made people lazy and has put a damper on their originality but that doesn’t always apply to everyone in the world, especially our generation. Now people are using technology to make GIF’s and other projects to describe and illustrate how they’re feeling and they’re giving voices to their artistic views by using certain tools to do so. Which has lead to this being a new way of communicating more than words on social media sites and so on.