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I almost forgot to post my link but here it is

I changed my final project. Instead of the topic of “life lessons,” I changed it to “pet peeve.” I thought that it would be more interesting and I hope everyone enjoys it!

I almost forgot. So here it is

Here is a link to my vlog! Enjoy!

Chapters 10,11,12 focused on the legal aspects of the internet.  From copyright infringement to false information, the internet is a breeding ground for criminals who use the audience for their profit.  Although I do beleive with enough research the truth will surface it is defintely hard to identify who is selling music or sharing files legally.  Some industries such as the music and entertainment business have suffered losses from illegal file sharing and online companies such as napster who sold music very cheap and even free.  Because there are so many users it is hard to enforce laws when the users are global and have no physical address.   To investigate illegal activity would require a global approach as users in Mongolia would face different legal actions than users in Guatemala.  What would the jurisdiction be?  I can see how complicated it would be to locate and idenitfy criminal activities on the internet.  It will take many man hours and tax dollars to enforce laws and create new ones as technology advances and our society adapts to a new world of information.  We have only begun to see what the future holds in regards to new media and technology.

In chapters 7, 8, 9 Gillmor focused on the idea of pro-active approach to media.  The audience and the authors are on in the same.  The interent has changed how we receive and digest information simply by the availibility of information and the amount of resources available.  We are not limited by the newspaper and TV stations, we can log in at home, at school or even shopping to find out the lastest news or gossip.    The fact that each day more and more users join the universal network, shows that there is an overwhelming demand for information, technology and advancement.  People by nature want to know more and the internet and new media has opened that window that once seemed like a locked door without a key.  Like the efficicent market hypothesis, the internet world will provide all the information we want and need and if applied correctly the information will speak itself and tell no lies.  The author writes about concerns with information not being true however, I think with enough research the truth will surface.  I thoroughly enjoy Gillmor’s viewpoints as they are thought provoking and at times inspirational.

Here is a link to my VLOG.

Here is a little bit about myself and my obsession with baseball.

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May 2008