As we all know, technology has changed the way we watch our favourite movies or TV shows, listen to songs or buy music, and we can view so much content on the internet with our mobile phone, PC or tablet. However, it is illegal to download content without the permission of the owner. But it can be so confusing because there are so many sites to view digital media. This session looks at different ways to view media legally and how to stay on the right side of the law.
Task 1: Talk in your group about copyright
Copyright is when a person or company creates art, music, film, books, etc – that person has the right to control the use of their work.
– Why do you think copyright is important?
– What do you think will happen if you break copyright laws?
– So what do you need to do to make sure you don’t break the law?
If you want to copyright your own work, mark it with the international copyright symbol © followed by the name of the
Task 2: Visit the website ‘The Content Map’
– Click here and find different sites that are legal to watch TV, Film, Music etc
Task 3: Watch the News Report about online abuse
It is against the law to abuse someone online.
– What happened to these two Twitter Trolls?
– Is it right that people should be punished for cyber-bullying?
– How can we all stop this kind of abuse?
DON’T BE A TROLL, BE A FRIEND!
Remember, just report any online abuse to the online police (CEOP)
TOP TIPS FOR LEGAL USE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Use respected sites to view videos, music and TV.
Don’t take someone’s work and pass it off as your own.
Online abuse is illegal, report it!
CEOP is the online police and many sites now have a ‘report button’