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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

 

 

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education

Courtesy of C.G.P. Grey’s YouTube channel

Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker.

Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it.

 

Remixing isn’t new. It has a long history, going back as long as we’ve been making art. Artists have always been collecting material, combining it, and transforming it into something new.

This video, the first in a series of four, appears on Ferguson’s web site in a nice large format. Have a look and consider donating to his Everything is a Remix project.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Break your filter bubble – Practice Safe Search | DuckDuckGo

 

 

 

There are no “regular results” on Google.

There are no “regular results” on Google anymore. from DuckDuckGo on Vimeo.

Please educate yourself on the realities of search engine personal results filtering.

Better search and real privacy are not mutually exclusive. That’s why DuckDuckGo doesn’t track or put you in a filter bubble.

DuckDuckGo recently performed a small-scale experiment to test the Filter Bubble. The study had 131 DuckDuckGo users search Google at the same time, and then the results were collected.

 

Learn more at

http://donttrack.us/
http://dontbubble.us/

Justice for Richard O'Dwyer – Protect Internet Freedom

Justice for Richard O’Dwyer

 

“Richard O’Dwyer is a 24-year-old British student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is facing extradition to the USA and up to ten years in prison, for creating a website – TVShack.net – which linked (similarly to a search-engine) to places to watch TV and movies online.

O’Dwyer is not a US citizen, he’s lived in the UK all his life, his site was not hosted there, and most of his users were not from the US. America is trying to prosecute a UK citizen for an alleged crime which took place on UK soil.– from DemandProgress


TVShack.net simply linked to content hosted elsewhere on the internet. Nothing illegal was done here. This is the same way I can email anyone else a link to a YouTube video or post a link here on this blog. Such baseless accusations cannot be tolerated! Linking to content is NOT copyright infringement, it is freedom of speech! Stand up to the corporate bullies!

 

Please Sign the Petition at DemandProgress.org

Stay vigilant and protect our civil liberties.

 

Source: https://act.demandprogress.org/act/odwyer/?referring_akid=.194196.pE4I30

 

ISPs to launch copyright spying scheme on July 1st

The country’s largest Internet Service Providers haven’t given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops.

 

Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures.

 

But during a panel discussion before a gathering of U.S. publishers in March, 2012, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said most of the participating ISPs are on track to begin implementing the program by July 1.

 

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57397452-261/riaa-chief-isps-to-start-policing-copyright-by-july-1/

 

Note: the video below references July 12th as the starting date for ISP spying, however the date has since been moved to July 1st.