When most people think of information processing, they think of IT and computing because it is a computing term, however, in the world of psychology, it has another meaning. It is a cognitive psychology term that sees the human mind as the information processor. A person takes in information and there is an output […]
The development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has led to questions about control of intellectual property. Instructional materials have become freely available on the web and are easily accessible by the general public, ownership rights have become more disputable than even before.
MOOCs are large-scale, free and publicly available courses, increasingly popular in higher education are used at Coursera, Udacity, edX and Class2Go launched in the past 18 months have generated a great deal of interest in the press and have set out a possible path for providing education at a low cost for millions around the world.
Plagiarism it’s a vice of a modern world.
It has spread among students, journalists, doctors, writers. Generally plagiarism is a theft.
In the 1974 Larry Tesler made one of the most controversial breakthrough in the history of the journalism, he invents 2 new computer manipulations which were created to facilitate writing. Their names were “copy-paste” and “cut-paste” or “ctrl c – ctrl v” like they are well known today. A lot of people nowadays are arguing about this invention, on the one hand it’s fast and simple way to copy and paste necessary text from one place to another, on the other this invention marked the beginning of the plagiarism era.
It may be surprising to know that the Copyright Law does not directly protect the creative works of authors, inventors, filmmakers, artists and photographers among others, but is rather meant to promote the progress of science and useful arts.
In a way, the Copyright Law’s priority leans towards the benefit of the public and at some extent may seem unfair to the copyright owner. Although, among the exclusive rights given to the owner is the legal reproduction of his or her work. The right to authorize other parties to reproduce is also accorded to the owner.
The past five decades have been an exciting time for inventors. With new tools and technology hitting the market almost daily, people are being inspired to see if they can create the next game-changing invention. In fact, since 1963 the US has seen its patent applications grow from just under 100,00 to almost 600,000 in […]