This week, the Digital Natives crew has been thinking about digital
creativity and piracy. On Monday, Berkman intern Diana Kimball discussed what is for many digital natives an invisible line between right and wrong when it comes to downloading music, and yesterday, Amina Waheed suggested that youth engagement is crucial in dealing with the piracy issue. You can check out the Digital Natives blog for more ruminations on piracy--including the classic Reporters in the Field video trilogy, The Ballad of Zach McCune.
In Born Digital, John Palfrey and Urs Gasser argue that placing kids in the position
of a creator is a key means for helping them become aware of and think
through intellectual property and licensing,
so the Digital Natives project is also building a web-based creative rights curriculum for middle schoolers. The curriculum is still under development, but there's an opportunity for you to get a sneak peak November 5 at the ICA in Boston.