Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Berkman Center seeks college student RIAA targets to interview

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society @ Harvard University is looking for student-age defendants of RIAA legal actions to share their experiences in a recorded audio or video interview (either in person or through a video chat).

Berkman's Digital Natives Project, which investigates issues at the intersection between technology and youth culture, is putting together a series of educational videos for use in a copyright curriculum.

We're looking to teach a nuanced view of creativity, copyright, and sharing. We are also putting together a podcast series on "Digital Natives" issues and may be interested in the possibility of using potential interview materials for that as well.

Interested? Have questions?
Send an email to John Randall (jrandall@cyber.law.harvard.edu)

Commentary & discussion:


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Anonymous said...

I was thinking hey, they're a university. How hard can it be to find students being threatened or sued by the RIAA? And then it hit me! Oh, right, Harvard.


Not Telling said...

In the Jammie Thomas case, the Amicus Brief filed by the Progress and Freedom Foundation should be thrown out.

The Progress and Freedom Foundation lists among its members:

Sony & BMG Music Entertainment (which owns Arista Records)
EMI Group (which owns Capitol Records)
NBC Universal (which owns Universal Music Group (which owns Interscope Records))
Time Warner (which owns Warner Bros. Records)

All of whom are Plaintiffs in this case.

Alter_Fritz said...

yeah, that's Harvard, the island where all students seems to be deaf and therefor naturally not interested in aquireing Big4 "product" in the "try before you buy"-way anyway :-)

I love how they titled their study "Digital Natives".

Maybe they are afraid that historians in many moons from now will come to the conclusion
-based on some ancient records of a "strange marketing campaign" by organised music industry aimed at students in the early years of the 21st century-
that students that attended Harvard were some kind of "Neanderthal"-music consuming sub species of mankind since those historians could not find any indication in the old records that the marketing campain even bothered to atract those Digital Natives in the least significant way.

It must be hard to realise that you are an "insignificant fork" of the evolution [the Homo Digitalus Harvardus] that history in many moons will not even bother to take special notice of you.