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School should be serious about Copyright work students use

Almost all schools’ policy I know do not really include the Copyright law for the students to follow in order to graduate. Students who do their thesis or portfolios should credit all information their get from other resources. Prof. Thomas Rochon is Sw Eden’s current Environ Site Plan instructor. I really appreciate that he always warns all the student to credit every information correctly. For example, I redrew the zoning map of NYC.Gov by coloring all the area. It totally looks like a new map, and the right thing to do is to credit the original resource I got.

Prof. Thomas Rochon and his students visited Central Park, NYC as an outdoor studying.
View Central Park Set on Flickr

For other classes which are not art/architecture/literature, the professors do not really care about the Copyrights. Maybe, they do not really live with it. In the literature class, if we just borrow a sentence from 3-inches book, we need to credit where it was from. I said that because some kids understand that it has to be 10%, then they will credit.

Sw Eden just entered a school club video contest last month, and the winner was announced in this afternoon. The reason that I decided to join this contest was I wanted to show my artwork, since the professor said that all videos would be showed as a museum style. I also asked if I could not use the music which I did not own a copyright. He is judge, and he said that would not be allowed. Today, I was very shocked when I watched the video of the winner. The video included a song of Cobra Starship, ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ without any credit. I accept that many other songs might be Creative Commons, but there are still some photos from Google search which no one could know if they are copyrighted images. I am not jealous, because I do not really need their present, but it is not fair for people who are not thieves.

You can notice a copyright sign (©) at the top-left area of this drawing.
Collection of Visual Art by Sw Eden

Many creators do not know how to fight back the thieves. For example many copyright articles got copied on the blogs, and those blogs got more views than the original posts, because they just put all awesome things they stole in the same place.

So a good way to solve this problem is create an ideal user since he was young. And it should be by the school. All the school, primary, secondary, high school until the college should be serious about Copyright work students use. they should also protect the copyright work students make, too, such the artwork shown in Open House day,

“Dear all the excellent Creators in this Ugly Planet:
Our work got stolen by many thieves. If they do not pay us the money, they should just give us the credit. If everyone kept stealing other people’s work, no one would want to create a new thing anymore.
~Sw Eden”

All the students in the class should own the copyright together for this big project for whole class.
View William Martin Class Work Most of small models are Sw Eden’s individual work. Copyright law also cover all models and sketch.

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Illegal MP3 Free Download

“If you love the bands, don’t do this to them.”, it is me, Sw Eden

As my experience through many websites, and also my own website, to share mp3 and music video is the most simply way to get a lot of views and comments. Sw started Sw first .html website when I was grade 9. I was interested in astronomy and Myanmar history, so I do the websites about them. I changed myself to gain more audiences when I moved to MWIT high school. Sw translated all those famous metal and hardcore bands’ biography. It was not so popular though, because many websites also have it.

Move to Sw new age after Sw went to New York City, I started to play the web-board. There are some reasons that I cannot explain with the exact words, why bad people want to be the administrators of the famous forums. If they can gain a big number of people, they will push them into the rule, and so strict. I am not that kind of admin. That is why I went to do the webboard which all people have freedom to post whatever they want by respect the law of the country. I started my first forum under the name of Marilyn Manson Thai Webboard, and it still exists. In the early age of that webboard, I did let people download some rare tracks. My heart did not let me do that so long. I removed all illegal download out of my forum, with the reason that I am the artist. In fact, Sw have been a good artist since I was in the kindergarten, but I just have felt how worth of the artwork when I grew enough. After that, I have never let any audiences download the illegal or copyright music anymore.

Many fans of the bands still let their blog’s audiences download mp3 of their favorite artists. The main reason is to get more views. The visitors do not really like to give their comment for the useful information, but they will say, “Thank you” to the Mp3 sharing guys. I found a lot of those blogs on Blogspot, and right now, Google trys to delete those blogs as we can see in Google help forum, many blog owners claim that they lost their blogs. This is a reason that you cannot hate Google

If you want to save your favorite bands from the users who share the Mp3, you can report the site via Google Report. You have to log-in your Google/Gmail account first. Remember, all illegal posts are spam, too.

As I have said that the Mp3 sharer can get a lot of views and comments from the download link. It is a shame that they cannot create their own copyright article to gain the views and comments from people. They kill their favorite bands to get the higher number of comments to fill their own satisfaction.

Some fans believe that they show their love to their favorite bands by sharing the songs. They also say in the website, like, “If you like the songs we share, you need to buy the albums”. it is 99% impossible that the downloaders will buy the albums after they have all songs already. Another 1% is you who are so nice to your favorite bands. Sw do have the collections of what I listen to. Sw wants to thank all you guys who do this, too. You are the best fans of all your best bands.

By the movement of Thai musicians, they come up with many shows to earn more money from the fans. This is because they lost a lot of income every year by the illegal Mp3 sharing site. Any kinds of artists sell their ideas. They are human and they need food. The audiences should not just copy their ideas in every way. This is about moral, because idea is not involved in the copyrights law.

The way to show your love to your favorite artists is that you do not let any people download their songs. You can do via websites that people can only listen to their songs. If you really want people to listen to their songs on your website, you may cut out 30 seconds of each songs to show them. This is for education only, as well as you can see on Wikipedia.

Although someone know how to download track from Youtube, Youtube still keeps a lot of fan videos to make the musicians proud. For example, Avenged Sevenfold are always very happy when the fans make their fan video and use their songs. They also glad when a new fan page was created. On the other hand, a band from Indonesia always reports the Myspace to delete all their fan-pages.

I did play a Thai unofficial forum of a famous Japanese-Rock band. I love typing as well as you can see on my website. The admins of that forum hate me by this reason. For them, I typed too much. The admins want to have the highest posts on their own forum. They also have some illicit rule, too. A friend told me that those admins did not want other kids to mimic me by posting a lot of comments very fast. Their rule is the users have to have more than 50 posts to get into the private forum. Their private forum contains all mp3 of that famous J-rock band and all solo projects of each member.

Chris Fehn


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