Would you be surprised to learn that a man stole a 1623 edition of The First Folio and was able to hide his theft for ten years? Well, Raymond Scott did just that.
Sometimes people try to steal the work of others for their own benefit. On the other hand, sometimes people use the work of others without meaning to steal it. They think that because they found it on the internet, it is free for anyone to use. That is not always the case.
This week’s Student Blogging Challenge invites us to ethically use images, videos, and music in our posts. That means we need to add this pizzazz to our posts without stealing the work of others. First we need to make sure the creator wants to share his work, and then we need to attribute our source. Check out this excellent article from the Edublogger before adding any pizzazz to your post. You don’t want to be found guilty after the fact and be forced to protest too much.
And speaking of attribution, here’s an interesting video about some people who wonder if the works we attribute to Shakespeare should be attributed to someone else entirely.
Is his authorship to be or not to be? That is the question.