By Monica Horten
Whilst millions marched via ice and snow opposed to a copyright treaty, their cries at no cost speech on the net shot to the guts of the ecu Union and compelled a political U-turn. The strong leisure industries might purely stare in dismay, their back-room plans in tatters.
This hugely unique research of 3 makes an attempt to usher in new legislation to safeguard copyright on the net - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the electronic economic system Act - investigates the dance of impact among lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry in their arguments. Copyright specialist Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways in which lobbyists contrived to circumvent democratic method and convince politicians to soak up their reason in enforcing an American company schedule. In doing so, she argues the case for more suitable transparency in copyright policy-making.
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Reaffirm with the class the response. ” Now, including “leg,” write down 10 body parts that have exactly three letters in them. Then let the audience work. , eye-lid, knee-cap); “abs” doesn’t count as it is an abbreviation; “gut” is colloquial (though sometimes this is contested). Saying that “fat” is not a body part often brings out chuckles among the audience. ) 3 Icebreakers 23 After the participants have had a chance to work on this puzzle for a couple of minutes, poll the class to see how many they have written down.
Now we are ready for the show. ” 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 … Then ask one student to read numbers from the pieces of paper, one by one, while you update the graph; after 12 entries, your graph may look like: frequency 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11… 3 Icebreakers 27 Consider also using a simple program if you can display the screen of your laptop for your class – there are a number of possibilities you may consider to build the momentum in the class. Note that at every iteration there is a “current winner” (like the student who selected number 2 in the above display) – and any new number read from the next piece of paper may eliminate that “current winner” forever.
A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens Online Freedoms by Monica Horten