These are simply the philosophical musings of one guy with an inherent love of learning how things work.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Oh Hey, THIS makes me wanna buy corporate music and videos!
Got a warning about a video I put on Youtube. Used a template in iMovie and I'm 100% sure that I did NOT violate any terms of copyright. Googled it and found out this is really common. Still--wtf?! This kind of shotgun spraying hits innocents like me and simply makes me want to embrace the cold and impersonal world of BIG MEDIA COMPANIES. I don't know about you, but I sure feel like running out and buying a mp3 after getting this email. ;-)
Next thing you know they'll copyright the act of flicking a booger onto a wall.
I teach Computer Science at a progressive public high school, using mostly open source tools. I improvise a lot and spend most of my time working with students and writing code in Python, Java, Obj-C, LISP....