Monday, February 09, 2009

A Lesson on Copyright Infringement

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd remedy that while I have a spare moment. I'm teaching a unit on the research paper, and I plan to show the following video clip to demonstrate the importance of copyright to my students. Basically, even if it's not your intention to profit from someone else's work, it's still not okay to use it without permission. In this digital world that we live in, it's becoming easier for people to snag the work of others and distribute it without going through 'the proper channels.'

I plan to share this article with them that explains the situation. You can view it here.
What do you think? Is Corey guilty or not? He is, after all, lip synching without express permission from Warner Music; however, it has been documented that Moosebutter did, in fact, approve of this little remake. They even posted a video response.

You must use the force (please don't sue me for that sentence, George!) and send me your thoughts.