TCLP 2009-05-31 News

This is news cast 178.

In the intro, a reminder that the show’s 4th anniversary is coming up.  The June 24th feature cast will be the anniversary show.  Send in your recollections of the past four years or anything else you want to share to celebrate.

This week’s security alerts are research demonstrating that the Twitter API is not equipped to handled the coming security threats and a dangerous vulnerability in DirectX with an in the wild exploit.

In this week’s news research on a new type of memory that could last one billion years solving at least one problem discussed in a recent Spark episode, the EFF launches a new educational effort around copyright, Google re-invents online communications, and Wikipedia bans the Church of Scientology.

Following up this week another new wrinkle in the already fascinating Pirate Bay case and judge threatens sanctions in the NSA wiretap case.

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One Reply to “TCLP 2009-05-31 News”

  1. I know I’m behind, but I wanted to respond to your comments about the EFF copyright curriculum. I totally agree that education about intellectual property is disparately need for both students and educators, but I think the EFF left a lot to be desired with their recent effort.

    I’m not sure I would call this curriculum because it is pretty thin and would really only last you a week or two, it is only 5 lessons. As unit plans go it is pretty well written and easy to follow, but I think it makes too many assumptions about the audience. I feel like it assumes that the people being taught and the people teaching these lessons are really motivated to learn about copyright.

    The examples they give and the activities are so DRY. I think there could have been a lot more done to focus on how IP effect people and maybe developed some kind of group activity or game to illustrate some of their points.

    It’s a really good start, but you could never run this Unit as is. It would be great if they included materials for students and maybe some kind of short reading material as a reading guide.

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