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@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
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“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
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Tag Archives: copyright
In terms of archiving videos I come across online, PeerTube is similar to Pinboard. I go to my instance and add the URL with the this Tweet and the whole thing archives https://t.co/BMpdsltmDI #loveit https://t.co/Z2eCUW4gLs — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) April … Continue reading
I recently said something along the lines of…. The nice part about a ds106.tv, as Tim reminds me, is there are no copyright trolls. Small can be very good for a video community. Plus, I have already spent my time dealing with the … Continue reading
Josiah, Sheldon, and Desiree did an excellent job presenting to The Internet Course last night about how copyright and fair use play out in a digital, connected age. I thought the presentation of their material was so good I wanted … Continue reading
During a brilliant presentation on copyright and fair use in The Internet Course tonight, the presenters shared a relatively short video called “The Napster Phenomenon” (2000). It was filmed while Napster was in the midst of its legal battles. It’s a pretty … Continue reading
Of course this would be section 106 of the Copy Right Act of 1976: reproductions, derivative works, distribution, public performance, display, and, of course, digital audio transmission. 106 was never a coincidence, it was always already a numerological lattice of … Continue reading
Audio from Zombies, Pirates, and Copyright presentation Last night I had the distinct pleasure of presenting on the convergence of three topics that fascinate me in light of our cultural moment: zombies, pirates, and copyright. All three are big both … Continue reading
This post is part of an inadvertent series of posts about my attempts to fight various media companies claims of copyright infringement on my uploaded YouTube clips. You can see part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and … Continue reading
This post is part of an inadvertent series of posts about my attempts to fight various media companies claims of copyright infringement on my uploaded YouTube clips. You can see part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here … Continue reading
I have had some fun watching the dispute emails come in from YouTube about the videos I have uploaded over the years. And I am actually excited to report 4 of the last 5 disputes were decided in my favor. … Continue reading
UMW Art Historian Marjorie Och recently sent around this Press Release from the Visual Resources Association’s Intellectual Property Rights Committee that seems to take a strong stand in asserting a rather broad and liberal interpretation of the fair use doctrine … Continue reading