Blog Post (2/16)

To start off this post, I would like to state that we have already begun to discuss copyright with Professor Garmon. With our usage of images, we fall under fair use, because we have a single use for educational purposes. Due to our lack of profiting from this work, we are allowed to use the images for both the mural and the website. According to the Creative Commons License “What We Do” page, the purpose of the Creative Commons License is to “provide Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those work.” This would allow us to have multiple images that would be available for use in our public website without the worry of getting sued, or worse, failing the class because of getting sued.

I also viewed through a few of the History tabs in different Wikipedia sites. One example is Michael Jackson’s which has been obviously edited over the years. Some differences I have noticed from the early 2000s to now is the change of tone. One sentence that was removed early on was “Over the years he has undergone extensive [[plastic surgery]], to the point that he is hardly recognizable as the same person.” Obviously, besides the change in tense as this was written while he was alive, this kind of critique is not suitable for an academic source. Wikipedia is often edited fairly fast as events occurred.

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