Ethical Use of Information

Ethical Use of Information For your initial discussion post, please respond to these two prompts:

1. After watching the video about mash-ups, explain your position about the ethical issues associated with mash-ups. In your post, be sure to answer the following questions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oww7oB9rjgw

https://www.debate.org/opinions/should-mashup-artists-like-girl-talk-pay-the-copyright-holders-for-using-samples-of-their-songs

a. Is it right or wrong for mash-up artists to sample the music of other artists? What makes it right or wrong?

b. Is acknowledgment of the original artists important? That is, should mash-up DJs give credit to the artists who produced the music they sample, or is it all fair game? Why or why not?

2. After watching the video about algorithms on YouTube and Facebook, answer at least two of the following questions:

https://youtu.be/iFTWM7HV2UI

https://www.ted.com/talks/zeynep_tufekci_we_re_building_a_dystopia_just_to_make_people_click_on_ads

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/10/opinion/sunday/youtube-politics-radical.html

a. Have you noticed evidence of Tufekciís findings in your own social media viewing habits?

b. Describe with examples. What are the social or political consequences of targeted advertising as Tufekci presents it?

c. What responsibility, if any, do social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube have to manage those targeted ads in light of those consequences?

d. What technologies mediate your access to information?

e. How do those services shape how you use the information?

f. Tufekci mentions that the European Union has tougher rules and regulations than the United States on the data a company can collect about you. Do you think that there would be advantages to the United States taking a similar approach? Why or why not?