Phase 1 - Background Information
These sites are important because they will provide basic information about the topic as a whole. Everyone should explore these sites and collaborate your answers as a group before starting your Task.
All of the following website will help you come to answers for the questions which are downloadable
Read the following two articles, then read the thomas case overview on wikipedia and formulate your opinion whether the ruling and punisment(fine she was ordered to pay) is relevant or whether it is blown out of proportion.
Article about downloading music http://web.archive.org/web/20041104023017/http://www.infoworld.com/articles/op/xml/01/04/13/010413opethics.html
Article informing about downleading music and its penalties http://www.webopedia.com/didyouknow/Internet/2004/music_downloading.asp
Thomas music downloading case
Phase 2 - Roles
These roles were chosen because they each define the most important elements of Plagarism, Copyright. Each of you has been assigned a particular role with links and instructions below. Here are the general instructions for all of you. Please see your specific instructions and questions below.
1. The class will be split into two groups one deabting the side against downloading music and the other side will be the side that says its no big deal and ok to downlad as much music as you want
2. Read through all the files and then the teacher will give you your role in the courtroom. All of the roles are provided with the desription in the different topic areas below. Research other links and other court cases, if you can find them to gain information to argue your sides case. As a group you will need to make an outline of your case and references to use on the trial day as your argument.
3. Remember to include the URL of the page you take information from so you can return to it and use it as a citation.
4. Focus what you've learned into one main opinion that answers the Big Quest(ion) or Task.
1. Plaintiff (1 student)· The plaintiff is the person or group who files a case/lawsuit against another in a
court of law. In this case, the plaintiff is Walt Disney Studios, corporate copyright owner and distributor of all Disney content. Walt Disney is suing Professor Faden for infringing its copyright by using clips of Disney movies in "A Fair(y) Use Tale." The person appearing in court is a representative from Walt Disney Studios. The burden is on the plaintiff to prove his or her case.
2. Plaintiff's Attorneys (4 students)
· The plaintiff's attorneys will present Disney's case against Faden.
3. Defendant (1 student)· The defendant is the person or group accused of causing harm to the plaintiff. In
this case, the defendant is Eric S. Faden, an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at Bucknell University. Professor Faden studies early cinema and digital image technologies, and creates film, video, and multimedia scholarship that imagine how scholarly research might appear as visual media. He claims that his use of the Disney clips was a fair use, and therefore legal.
4. Defendant's Attorneys (4 students)· The defendant's attorneys present the defendant's response to the plaintiff's
6. Judge (teacher)· Ultimate arbiter of the trial. For purposes of this exercise, the judge also assigns
parts and oversees trial preparation. In the "real world," the parties would choose the jurors, and the judge would not oversee the preparation of trial strategies.
7. Jurors (remaining students)· Neutral "finders of fact." Jurors are members of the community who determine
what actually happened based on the evidence presented at trial. For purposes of this exercise, student jurors will help the parties prepare their cases. In the "real world," jurors would never have access to the parties while they are determining their strategies before trial.
The complete trial and its proceedings can be found at http://www.teachingcopyright.org/handout/trial-guide A Project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and teaching copyright.org
Phase 3 - Reaching Consensus
You have all learned about the basics of copyright and its laws. Each of you will bring a certain viewpoint to the trial; some of you will agree and others disagree. Use information, pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc. from the web sites you explored or found to convince the jurors that your sides viewpoint is the one that is correct and that they should side in your favor.