My posting this week is a little late. The end of the semester is fast approaching, meaning other projects are taking up more of my time. I still have not abandoed my blogging duties, only put them off.
One of the information literacy standards involves consideration of ethical use of proprietary software. As fun as it might be to download mp3s and software, according to the law it is illegal. I think that if I developed something or wrote a song and someone took it from my without compensation or even credit, I would be a little upset.
Does the digital native designation consider ethical issues? To put it another way, do young people still buy CDs or just download music from somewhere? Do they even consider it a crime?
Here is a slideshow titled "The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education" which discusses this issue.