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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Bailey Library produces Copywrong video

Bailey Library is producing a series of videos to provide information for students on copyright issues.

The first in the series, titled "Copywrong: Illegally downloading music on a university campus" has been completed and posted to YouTube via the library's web page.  The 5 minute video centers around a fictional student, Eric Schuldig, who has been downloading music illegally from the internet.  Eric receives several letters from the university asking him to cease and desist, but he ignores the notifications and continues to violate copyright laws by converting YouTube videos to MP3 for use on his Ipod.  Eventually, he faces the University Board, gets some bad news and then has his day in court.  It does not turn out well for Eric, as you can imagine. View the video here:  Copywrong video

The series is meant to impart copyright information to students in an entertaining, relatable way.  Each video will be 5 minutes or less and center around a situation involving a copyright law that students could conceivably encounter.

If all goes well, the second video is scheduled to be released at the end of the Fall 2014 semester.