In the spirit of this week’s topic of copyright Lady Gaga was in the news this week as it was revealed that she was embroiled in a copyright battle after Jenifer Lopez recorded as song that was very similar to hers. Lady Gaga demanded that she be attributed as co-author of song as the producer ‘Redone’ co wrote songs with Lady Gaga and then worked with Jenifer Lopez. Lopez went on to record a song that bares striking resemblance to Gaga’s song Judas and Lady Gaga is/was worried about being called a copycat and wanted to be credit with copyrights.
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Adejobi, A 2017, ‘ Lady Gaga songwriting drama with Jenifer Lopez exposed in leaked text messages’ International Business Times, viewed 11 August 2017,
Week 6- Copyright and the Creative Commons
Copyright laws serve a very important purpose in respecting and recognising the rights of the creator but at times can be restrictive for those who wish to use the work of the creator. Online technology has also made it even more important for the need for clarification and possible updates and increased protections in Copyright Law. Continue reading “Week 6- Copyright and Creative Commons”
Last week I conducted a short survey asking participants about their social media usage and privacy concerns. The results are in. Continue reading “Week 6- Survey Monkey Results Revealed”
Thai Cyber activists continue their fight for open web and free speech after a man was sentenced to 35 years in jail for a post on Facebook that was deemed to be offensive toward the King. Continue reading “In the news this week…”
This week’s topic is cyberpolitics and cyberactivism which have been facilitated by new technologies. Political activism is not a new concept. There have been many public demonstrations and protests prior to new communication technologies that can be traced all the way back to the French revolution and more recently Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Arab Spring in 2011. However, activism need not be focused on politics; it can also be focused on social change or raise attention to economic or environmental issues (Sandoval- Almazan & Garcia 2014, p. 366). Continue reading “Cyberactivism”
This week a survey was conducted and shared through personal social media accounts.
The participants were asked an assortment of questions regarding their social media usage, privacy concerns, what platforms they used and whether they receive their news coverage via these platforms. The results are still coming but the findings have been quite surprising and will be shared next week.
If you would like to participate there is still time.
This week it was revealed that the UK Government now have “weekend rehabs” for youth who are highly skilled but cause havoc online by hacking. The weekend camps are a way for the UK Government to intervene and encourage these youths to become ‘white hat’ hackers that work for the government instead of against it by giving them career advice to use their skills in a positive way.
To read more about this article by Nick Whigham click here.
Whigham, N 2017, ‘ I didn’t meant to do it: The UK hacker rehab program for teen offenders’, News Corp, viewed 29 July 2017
The revolution of the internet has created a whole new world of e-commerce and the facilitation of communication via digital technologies. Social media networks are just one of the way that users can now interact, make and foster connections online. Continue reading “Social Networking Sites”
In less than a century the invention of the computer and subsequent internet has led to some significant changes that are responsible for moving society into the digital age. Linge (2013, p.45) defines the birth of the digital revolution as the moment in time when information began to processed using a binary system and processed by electronic means. Continue reading “Evolution of the web”