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What is a hacker? with Mitch Altman – The Media Show 

When someone says they are a hacker, what do they mean? Are they just big computer geeks? Are they doing illegal criminal things, breaking in and stealing passwords? Mitch Altman, inventor of the TV-B-Gone, tells us hacking is about thinking differently about the world around you. Featuring the folks at the Noisebridge hackerspace in …

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What is a hacker? with Emmanuel Goldstein – The Media Show 

When someone says they are a hacker, what do they mean? Are they a criminal? Do they have 31337 c0d!ng sk!11z (and do they have to write like that)? Is someone who runs a script to put graffiti on a website a hacker? Are Anonymous hackers because they can code? Erna asks Emmanuel Goldstein, …

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Introducing Puppetleaks! – The Media Show 

Do you know anyone working in the ad industry who's been asked by their bosses to do something that just ain't right? We'd like to talk to them. Introducing Puppetleaks, a new segment on The Media Show about sketchy decisions that Madison Avenue makes every day. Join us!

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Lost Episode – N0M Greenscreen Challenge 

At long last, here is the episode about the National 0rganization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" ad, which YouTube took down. We discuss this episode, and why it was taken down, in our What's Fair Use? episode. (more…)

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Lesson Resources: What’s Fair Use? 

Copyright and fair use are complex and often depend on the details of the situation of use. As a result, Professor Grimmelmann insisted on not getting too specific; he didn't want to give bad legal advice. You can research the issues further with the following resources: ChillingEffects.org's FAQs about DMCA notices YouTube's DMCA takedown policy

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Lesson Resources: Online Predators 

We're not just playing around in this episode: we checked our sources and did the math ourselves to be sure we were correctly representing the Help Delete Online Predators ads and their critics. You can check our sources too: Livescience has a great writeup and review of the reports on online predators which were initially …

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What’s Fair Use? (HI-DEF) – The Media Show 

HD Version of "What's Fair Use?" We're confused! youtube took down the video we made using the National Organization for Marriage's greenscreen auditions for their ad! Didn't we have a right to comment on it? In this episode, we talk with New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, who talks to us about different …

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Two Songs Don’t Make a Right (HI DEF) – The Media Show 

HD Version of "Two Songs Don't Make a Right" youtube takedowns?! Copyright violations?! You can pry our special rendition of "Happy Birthday" from our cold, dead fingers, ASCAP. Click the yellow "subscribe" button above to hear about new episodes! Or join our Facebook group for weekly updates: www.facebook.com

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Two Songs Don’t Make A Right – The Media Show 

youtube takedowns?! Copyright violations?! You can pry our special rendition of "Happy Birthday" from our cold, dead fingers, ASCAP. Click the yellow "subscribe" button above to hear about new episodes! Or join our Facebook group for weekly updates: www.facebook.com

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What’s Fair Use? – The Media Show 

We're confused! youtube took down the video we made using the National Organization for Marriage's greenscreen auditions for their ad! Didn't we have a right to comment on it? In this episode, we talk with New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, who talks to us about different defenses for "fair use" and how …

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