Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Not everyone agreed with Doug (Blue Skunk) Johnson's take on how to represent copyright issues in the classroom. "Even if we are not the copyright police, do we not have a responsibility to be a role model?" asks Barbara Braxton. And Barbara Coombs writes, "Not good role modelling, Doug! Copyright is a major responsibility of the TL." Fair enough. But I would respond that these people are representing a certain view of copyright as a fait accompli. I certtainly do not regard this to be the case. Publishers have, during my lifetime, attempted to dramatically revise the rules regarding copyright in their favour. The role I wish to model is to the efect that we, the people, have rights too.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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