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Media: Year 10

Books in our Library

New media : an introduction : the changing face of Australia’s media and communications

Social impacts of digital media

Online safety

Media ethics and regulation

Heinemann media VCE units 1-4

Nelson media

Privacy and information rights


Google And The World Brain radically questions the nature of the Internet. The film uses Google Books as a prism through which issues of data-mining, copyright, freedom and surveillance are illuminated. (53 mins)

Internet ethics and young people. In the modern world of Google, Wikipedia, and Facebook, the Internet has transformed and arguably enhanced our lives. Accessing the Internet has become easier, however understanding our rights and responsibilities are often challenging. Internet Ethics and Young People focuses on key issues, including acceptable Internet use, online stealing, online etiquette, and Internet safety. (27 mins)

Terms and conditions may apply. Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you use? Of course you haven't. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click "I Agree" or "I Accept"? Through interviews with technologists and futurists, including Moby, Chief Google Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Mark Zuckerberg, this documentary exposes the slippery slope of internet privacy. (58 mins)

Understanding intellectual property. Why should students value their own and others' intellectual property? What exactly is intellectual property? This interview led program builds an understanding of: intellectual property; exceptions to copyright; registering IP; why students should be aware of the terms and agreements of social media sites, what Creative Commons is and the different licences, why an IP holder may wish to share material; and what it means when material is in the public domain. A great resource for encouraging students to value IP. (13 mins)

e-pirates of the digital age. This program will analyse a variety of contemporary issues which are related to the use of ICT in society - focusing specifically on piracy and copyright of computer-related media, including software, games and music. New technology has had an incredible impact on the way people use information. Some of the issues facing our society are not yet covered by government policy and conflict with each other very often arises. Ethical and legal issues are not always in sync with each other and are very often quite difficult to police. (27 mins)

Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the Web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the Web has lived up to its early promise. Here Aleks charts how the Web is forging a new brand of politics, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes.With contributions from Al Gore, Martha Lane Fox, Stephen Fry and Bill Gates, Aleks explores how interactive, unmediated sites like Twitter and YouTube have encouraged direct action and politicised young people in unprecedented numbers.Yet, at the same time, the Web's openness enables hardline states to spy and censor, and extremists to threaten with networks of hate and crippling cyber attacks.