Change to Tuesday’s Reading

After looking back through Chapter 10, I’d like you to just skim it, looking for those “big fish” I mentioned in class. In hindsight, I believe this book is a bit more focused on marketing and mass media – we will continue reading the chapters, but I will also be providing supplementary texts that will focus more on language/literacy issues.

Since Chapter 10 discusses intellectual property rights and the topic came up in Thursday’s class, I’m adding some online pieces about the recent SOPA legislation.

http://blog.independent.org/2012/01/18/sopa-and-questioning-intellectual-property/

http://scienceprogress.org/2012/01/online-piracy-intellectual-property-and-the-great-blackout-of-2012/

One final link because I love all things on TED.com: “Why SOPA is a bad idea”

For those interested in how people outside the US are covering this topic, follow this link to an article on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16655272 (this site is from a more “global” perspective, and includes links on the subject from a variety of websites)

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