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    others from using ideas from the past to create something new (Rip, 42:00-42:07). Copyright laws should not be so easily bent to benefit large corporations, especially when the artist they’re “protecting” is guilty of using another creator’s work. Copyright laws restrict the creative ideas of artists by putting limitations on what they can and cannot use from the past, especially when many of today’s famous artists used past culture to inspire their own works. Copyright laws restrict the use of other individual’s ideas and forces artists to come up with their own original ideas without using past works as inspiration. This way of thinking is flawed because no idea can ever be totally without influence from another’s idea. In the film, Lawrence Lessig explains how a society with never be able to stop individuals from remaking culture, but in trying to do so it will only depress creativity (Rip, 25:18-25:29). Copyright laws have only succeeded to inhibit the creativity and corporations have made it nearly impossible to write any new piece of music without acknowledging another artist. Originality has become something of worth and corporations enforcing the copyright laws claim that “sampling even a single note is grounds for a lawsuit” (Rip, 4:28-4:45). An artist can get into a lawsuit so easily with something as simple as a single note. Not even being allowed to use musical notes without worrying about copyrights inhibits a musician’s creativity. Many songs that lie under the…

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    Copyright has been a controversial topic since the day it was created. It’s intentionally written for protecting intelligent properties, yet turns out causing a lot of pernicious side effects. In the editorial “In Defense of Piracy” of Lawrence Lessig, he criticized that the “copyrights wars” chokes creativity and criminalizes people who share stuff online. He provided an example which was about a mother posted her 13-month-old son dancing video with Prince’s music playing on the background on…

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    Designer's Code Of Ethics

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    While many design fields aren’t as regulated as other fields like print and cinema, every designer should still develop their own CODE OF ETHICS to abide by when working with clients. According to the design institute of Australia, ethics is a rational study of the moral dilemmas in human action. A moral code can be either implicit or explicit and can be very subjective; there isn’t always a right or wrong solution. As a result, it is important for you to consider your own stance as a designer…

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    The poem “Good Hours” by Robert Frost is a poem that alludes the feeling of solitude and loneliness to its readers. Frost himself faced a great deal of heartbreak in his time. While “Good Hours” is one of his lesser known poems, it is no doubt beautiful and artistic in the least. Much like almost all of Frost’s poems, this poem uses nature to reveal and analyze the narrator’s feelings. Renowned poet, Robert Frost, in his poem, “Good Hours”, describes a scenic walk through a village on a winter…

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    Aaron Mills

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    Malden Mills, a textile mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was destroyed by fire on December 11, 1995. Malden Mills was a family owned business run by the grandson of the founder, Aaron Fuerstein. The mill was the manufacturer of Polartec fabric, a high quality fabric well known for its use in outdoor apparel and sold by popular companies. Malden Mills employed over 2,400 employees and was the last major textile manufacturer in town and contributed around $100 million dollars a year into the…

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    Many theorists believe that people go through stages for their moral development. Lawrence Kohlberg began researching the topic and then he created a model of moral development that is based on six different stages. He built upon the findings of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget’s two stage theory of moral development. Kohlberg was born on October 25, 1927 in Bronxville New York. He was one of four children born to Alfred Kohlberg and Charlotte Albrecht. Alfred was a silk merchant and Charlotte…

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    Vygotsky placed a great deal of importance on the position played by culture in an infant’s development. He accepted that infants were born with established mental abilities like the capacity to focus on specific items. However, according to his theory, infants don 't have the capacity to do thing such as problem solving. Infants are able to learn through guided learning from more intelligent people. One of the key ideas of Vygotsky 's theory is the zone of proximal development. This is the…

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    Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his work on the stages of moral development. He was born in Bronxville, New York on October 25, 1927. He was the youngest of four children and the child of Alfred Kohlberg and Charlotte Albrecht. He spent most of his adolescent life in Andover, Massachusetts where he attended Phillips Academy, a private high school. He continued his education, studying at the University of Chicago, where he earned his bachelor degree as well as his…

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    Born on August 9, 1896 Jean Piaget grew up In Switzerland under care from his father who studied medieval literature and his mother Rebecca. His mother credits her son’s interest in science due to his own tendencies. In Piaget’s early life he was fascinated with molluscs up until he attended college. Piaget worked under Carl Jung and Paul Eugen Bleuler while studying psychology. His interest was to get a more in-depth meaning to psychoanalysis, and further study abnormal psychology.…

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    An interview is a way of asking open-ended questions to the intended interviewee. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the person, as the person gains an insight of what he or she is being interviewed about. For Psychology 101, the group is given the opportunity to interview three people from the ages 18 to 21. Each will be identified as person A, person B, and person C, to respect their privacy. All three were interviewed and asked similar questions. The questions asked were related to…

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