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DOWNLOADING / UPLOADING


CONTENTS :

Vocabulary - Events / Facts - Debate -
Listening - Lesson plans -
Cartoons
- Songs - Videos

(Updated on 08/02/2013)

 

 

RELATED PAGES :

Songs and Music - Music (Vocabulary and Activities)

 

 

VOCABULARY :

  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) "computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads among peers..."
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

EVENTS / FACTS :

 

  • US music file-sharer must pay damages - 24 August 2012
    "Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 (£426,000) in damages awarded to the major US music labels after his request for a retrial was turned down.
    Mr Tenenbaum, 25, was found guilty of illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs in 2007."

    (BBC)

 

  • New internet piracy law comes into effect in France
    "Illegal downloaders will be sent a warning e-mail, then a letter if they continue, and finally must appear before a judge if they offend again.
    The judge can impose a fine, or suspend their access to the internet."

    (BBC)

 

 

DEBATE :

 

 

  • What is the future of music online?
    "For years, the music industry has, in the words of Bonnie Tyler, been holding out for a hero.
    For the industry, this hero must come up with an idea that is great enough to tempt fans away from illegal file-sharing sites, while simultaneously making money for artists, songwriters and record labels."

    (BBC)

 

 

LISTENING :

LESSON PLANS :

  • Germany Rules Against YouTube In Copyright Case (22nd April, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    "A court in Hamburg, Germany has ruled that the video-sharing site YouTube is responsible for videos on its site that are posted illegally.
    The ruling said YouTube must do more to prevent posters uploading copyrighted music videos to the site."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Megaupload Boss Pleads Innocence (23rd January, 2011) - a lesson plan with audio
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Internet Piracy Bill in Trouble (20th January, 2011) - a lesson plan with audio
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

 

CARTOONS : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

 

Cartoon: S.O.P.A. and P.I.P.A.
"This cartoon by Daryl Cagle 
from msnbc.com 
relates to the US Senate's 
Protect Intellectual Property Act
 
and the House's Stop Online Piracy Act,
known popularly
as PIPA and SOPA..." 

+ THE CARTOON + COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

 

Save your money, Grandma!
(main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-cdn.com)

 

 


SONGS :

 

 

VIDEOS :

  • Copying Is Not Theft
    "Making more of a thing,
    that is what we call "copying"
    Sharing ideas with everyone
    That's why copying
    is
    FUN!"

    (questioncopyright.org)