Digital Media and Intellectual Property Rights

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Module Overview

In this module we will be exploring the sometimes confusing and often misunderstood world of Intellectual Property Rights as it pertains to digital media. This module will be broken down into 3 distinct units of study:

In Unit 1, we will explore the term "digital media" in greater depth. We will explore the evolution of digital media, and its role and implications in education.

In Unit 2, we will introduce students to the concept of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). We will identify different types of IPR, develop an understanding of the role and implications of IPR in an educational setting, and reflect on own role in upholding ethical standards related to IPR.

In Unit 3, we will discuss the Open Source movement and how it relates to digital media and IPR.