Re: [WWWEDU] Re: Blogging/Podcasting Permissions
Let me post the question differently since I got an unexpected answer.
Privacy issues are the problem?
Open to the public is the problem?
Selling a space to hear/see a presentation and expecting an economic
return makes it closed and therefore a problem?
Not thinking of the greater good and giving away intellectual
property is the problem?
A side issue...
I have been a teacher for over thirty years. My parents advised me
when I chose my profession over forty years ago that making that
decision meant that I would never be rich. There are days I regret
not listening to them; however, I chose this life.
On the other hand, a few years ago, I had a conversation with another
educator that had just come from "the business world." He and I had
communicated because I was an on line tech support person who freely
gave advice and information on technology and technology integration.
He was complaining that teachers were constantly "ripping off" his
ideas and passing them on as theirs. He was saying that he did not
let others know about HIS ideas and plans because THEY were being
successful by using them.
This was before the implementation of the high stakes testing and the
evaluation of teachers as being highly capable by the number of
students who pass the test three years from now.
As I look at what is going on now, I wonder.
And I ask questions. Why would I want to podcast if I were going to
be subject to a suit. [Back on topic...]
I also ask myself, "If I were to speak in public, am I going to lose
my intellectual property rights by someone secreting a copy of my
Is someone else giving my property away?
Since I am not a speaker, I have no vested interest in asking the
On Oct 2, 2005, at 10:44 AM, Taran Rampersad wrote:
> Robert D. Sharp wrote:
>> You did a great job making the point of privacy, but I have a
>> question. If a person is presenting at a conference which requires
>> payment of a fee, does that mean it is open to the public? Or does
>> it mean that it is open to those who have a ticket to sit/stand/or
>> even be in the room?
> That's the exact same problem with education and the web.
> Taran Rampersad
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- Robert D. Sharp wrote:
>You did a great job making the point of privacy, but I have aThat's the exact same problem with education and the web.
>question. If a person is presenting at a conference which requires
>payment of a fee, does that mean it is open to the public? Or does
>it mean that it is open to those who have a ticket to sit/stand/or
>even be in the room?
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"Criticize by creating." — Michelangelo
- Interesting questions. I was thinking along the same lines when Andy
mentioned that he was podcasting some vairous speeches.
If you listen to the copyright disclaimer when you watch a baseball
game, you will hear that it includes language about re-broadcasting a
description of the game. I always thought that meant that you weren't
allowed to tape John Sterling's play by play description of a Yankee's
game and post it on the Internet.
I suspect, however, that it could be interpreted to mean that If I have
bought a ticket and am sitting in the stands, I would not be able to
deliver my own play by play over cell phone or web connected iPod. I
can clearly see an organization like MLB having a case against this
where you are directly cutting into the profitability of something that
they sell and restrict in certain markets. Why would I pay the extra $$
to subscribe to MLB broadcasts on the web or on satelite when I can tune
into "piratePlayByPlay.com" on the web?
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>>> bhirshon@... 9/29/2005 10:02:17 AM >>>Hi:
I'm not sure any requirement for seeking permissions to blog/podcast
would be based solely on monetary issues ("You can't rebroadcast my
speech because then I can't sell it.") I think it turns on privacy
If you hold a microphone up to someone's face and ask them questions,
you could argue that you have implied consent. But if you tape someone
talking without the person's knowledge, you can't argue that.
If it's a speech, and it's open to the public and press, you can use
parts of the speech for illustrative purposes, as part of news
That's fair use. But I don't think you can rebroadcast/repodcast the
speech in it's entirety, without their permission.
Beyond the pretty tightly circumscribed "fair use" laws, for snippets
used in coverage of an event, I'm not sure you can record and
rebroadcast anyone without their permission. Same deal for photos and
video (unless the person is a politician or celebrity, in which case
they have no rights)
Is there a lawyer in the house?
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- Sorry for the intrusion. I had thought that those entering and embracing the teaching profession, were dedicated more to the education of the young and less to normal money grubbing. I know that's a naïve attitude, but it's mine.
In this era of easy international communication, many educators are freely exchanging ideas in an effort to increase the learning opportunities of their scholars. It seems to be a mutually beneficial system in which each individual gains at least as much as s/he gives away. The bottom line being that the learners world's are significantly enhanced. If one inculcates these ideas, then one is going to be less interested in protecting every word, line, or idea that one has.
Yes, that is one reason why educators are not as highly remunerated as say business people. But that's the profession at this point in time, especially of those pioneering the use of the Internet in our profession. If you are not comfortable in a system like this, you should probably change professions, because close attention to your individual property rights is going to limit what you will be willing to share, and if that attitude spreads, what you will be able to absorb from others.
Most of us knew early on, that we weren't going to be living high on the hog, and found riches in forms other than monetary. However, when I think of the most recognizable names on this list, I see many of them giving away quite a lot. Perhaps there's an biblical effect in play, and you actually get back many times what you sow.
Patrick Greene, PhD
Florida Gulf Coast University