Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Readings on Copyright

When I mentioned to a close friend, a sociologist, I was reading about copyright she recommended reading Richard Stallman. Stallman is a software freedom activist who has developed the GNU project which promotes free software; he is also the creator of the concept of copyleft among other ideas.
As I have been reading his essays I have found interesting, valid points he makes regarding copyright. It is worth reading his interviews - “copyright vs. community in the age Computer networks,”, for example, or his opinion about why schools should use free software…
As teachers it is valid to have a broad spectrum of different opinions on issues that impact education and our society.

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