Reebee Garofalo's Copyright PSO Presentation


Reebee's Upset about NapsterHere's some more info from Reebee Garofalo - one of our speakers at last week's Pre-service Orientation. Reebee's from the UMass Boston, College of Public and Community Service, Community Media & Technology Program and his presentation focused on copyright issues for new media and technology fields.

Comment from Catherine Moore on January 23, 2007 - 11:29pm

I can't remember the woman's name, but do you have a copy of the powerpoint from the Friday morning presentation at the PSO? Thanks!

that speaker's copyright presentation


hey. was wondering if that powerpoint presentation on copyright issues we heard about this past week at umass was going up on this site anywhere.

Comment from danielle martin on January 21, 2007 - 9:21am

Hey Dan,

I'm on the case of getting all the speaker's presentations, but in the meantime, check out Lawrence Lessig's book Free Culture - you can download it for free. I'm not sure if Reebee talked about it (I unfortunately had to keep jumping in and out) but it's basically the beginning ideas around Creative Commons licensing that we talked about in the Digital Media group breakout.

I could probably get Reebee on one of our Digital Media monthly calls if other current VISTAs might think it'd be interesting...

There's also a few links in our Delicious account:


Recoil magazine


While at the PSO I wore a black t-shrit that said Recoil on it. Recoil is the name of a local free magazine printed on newsprint. On the front is a magazine devoted to local events and advertising, articles about and interviews of bands (local or those coming to town) and reviews of CD's local and national. On the back is a satire magazine of fake and funny news articles a la "The Onion". 

I was wearing this shirt when we took the big group photo. That photo that greats us when we all when we click on"vista blogs". The word Recoil has been removed from my shirt. I'm guessing someone thought that it was a possible copyright issue or something. But I hardly think a local Grand Rapids magazine will be suing AmeriCorp for use of the logo.

Comment from Paul Hansen on October 11, 2006 - 11:23am

Thank you Richard for trying to stur-up some controversy but, no, it was not censorship (I didn't know or care what recoil was) that lead me to remove the word from your shirt... and it was not concern for some copyright issue... it was *aesthetics* that made me do it. I just couldn't stand the sight of the word.

If it really matters to you, I would be willing to put it back... maybe in gray rather than white letters...


Comment from Richard T. Anderson on October 11, 2006 - 1:26pm

No, that's okay Paul. No biggie.

It is probably better from an aesthetic point of view.

I hope my blog wasn't irritating or out of line in some way.



Comment from Paul Hansen on October 12, 2006 - 12:08pm

Your blog entry was in no way out of line. If it was, I would have simply deleted it.

Comment from Richard T. Anderson on October 13, 2006 - 3:59pm

Good to know.


Oh my. Now that's the power.