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Copyright and film and TV piracy are a real issue with students. Students need to know what they can legitimately copy in creating their own work, or in creating their own entertainment.
Persuasive Language is a free online resource developed by an experienced English & Media Studies teacher to help students refine their understanding of how persuasive language works.
It's no surprise that they are against it – but why? Students can listen to the arguments of a number of well-known film industry representatives.
Read the latest issues affecting copyright and intellectual property. In an age of rapidly evolving technology it's important to stay up to date with changes to copyright and intellectual property rules.
Students can create an effective anti-piracy advertisement that will influence the nominated audience. They can then start judging their own behaviour by the standards they have created.
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You also need to know how to acknowledge copied work. Behind all this is the greater question: does film and TV piracy contribute towards a creative society, or does it threaten the creativity and society we all say we want?
This resource will help you explore these issues in a classroom-friendly way. Click on Resource Guide to see the contents of the resource, or click on a subject area (listed above) to see how to use appropriate units of the Module in the classroom in this curriculum area.
"By making it essentially optional to pay for content, piracy has set the price of digital goods at zero."- Robert Levine, Author of Free Ride
for teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for the NAPLAN writing task
This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric. Prepared by an experienced English & Media Studies teacher, activities based on sample articles and cartoons about the contentious and current issue of online piracy are a timely addition for teachers wishing to include a unit on Persuasive Language in their programming. A great lesson to assist students to hone their skills in the lead-up to the NAPLAN writing task, this resource also provides a springboard for further exploration of the digital landscape and the impact of rapidly-changing technology.
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