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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.

My episode three is about my unplanned litter of puppies and my favorite pup!


My episode two is about my two favorite places to take my dogs.


My First Episode

My first episode is about my three pets.

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My Lunch Video

My movie is about what I ate for lunch today.

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For my final project I plan on telling a story about my recent trips to the coast.  One of my favorite things to do is to drive up the coast, highway one, visiting the beaches and towns along the way.  I will share some of my favorite memories and pictures I have taken at the beach.  I’m not quite sure how I will integrate the different media I have but, I have a lot to work with so I’m assuming it will all turn out fine.

I continue to agree with Dan Gilmore on many levels. From making communication pro-active to open source on the web, we can see how learning needs to be two-sided and conversational with the doors wide open. Sitting in a class room and listening to a lecture, for example, is learning however, the real skill comes into play when you have to answer a question or formulate your own question based on the facts given. This is similiar to New Media because the audience becomes engaged and in turn participates in finding the solution and figuring out the facts. There is a dialogue that reveals ideas that were hidden in the minds of individuals. Now, there is an outlet for anyone to expose their thoughts and share their expereinces in an organized and focused channel. The audience can take what is given and make it their own. Open source, for example, is huge in the technology industry. Having access to free code allows creative minds to think out side the box and make history through minor additions to existing data. With out the internet, I’m sure it was really hard to even find what open source was out there unless you were directly connected in the industry. Today, anywhere in the world, you can find open source on the web and possibly patent new technology.

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