6th grade student John heard about the debates in Congress about SOPA/PIPA and the public reaction to these bills. Based on what he found online about the topic, John felt it was important to inform his peers of the legislation. Our class spent this Thursday learning about why people are getting so passionate about this topic.
Students talked about the proposals for the entire period, and had many questions about copyright and fair use. In the process we touched on grey areas for copyright: homage, parody & the art of Andy Warhol.
Below is an infographic that opposed SOPA/PIPA as they are currently proposed: