Monday, February 21, 2011

Apps Beyond Mobile

I chose 'Apps Beyond Mobile' because I'm interested in the idea of having the same app options for mobile devices for computers. While the Mozilla Firefox-based apps doesn't have much to offer, the Mac App Store has most, if not all, of the apps you can find on the iPhone or iTouch. The only downfall of the Mac App Store is that its only available for Mac users.

I think this trend will be popular in 2011 because its something that Mac users can utilize without having to need an iPhone or iTouch. The Mozilla Firefox apps could always expand their app store which would be excellent for Windows users to have. The app area is growing more popular with each new app, and these catalogs for apps are just the thing to get them out to the public in 2011.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Copyright Protection

Should originators of work on the Internet have the same protection as creators in other media?

I chose this topic because I feel that copyrighting is a big deal on the Internet. Whether or not something is copyrighted could mean someone using someone else's work to better themselves. You could create a site that makes you money, but if its not copyrighted, then it might as well be up for grabs and anyone could be making your money.

I think that in many cases, this topic pertains especially to websites that include other media, such as Youtube or art websites. If those works are not copyrighted, then people out there on the Internet could claim their works as their own. If it were my work on the Internet, I wouldn't want someone to be able to call it theirs. Its mine and I would want all the credit for it. I think that the website itself and the work(s) that are included on it, should be copyrighted.