Recent Updates
  • Freedom to Ring

    Previously I had mentioned an “interesting” case about American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers asserting that when somebody’s cell phone’s musical ringtone sounds in a public place, they are infringing copyrights.  Here is the update about the case from EFF: A federal court yesterday firmly rejected that argument, ruling that “when a ringtone plays… Read more

  • New Media BA/MA Program @KadirHasUniversity

    After two years of planning (and a huge amount of paperwork) and half a year of waiting for approval, we are proud to announce the founding of a new program at the Faculty of Communications at Kadir Has University: New Media (BA/MA) An undergraduate (BA) program and a graduate (MA) program in New Media are… Read more

  • Copyright and Control…

    (Source: XKCD) Compare and contrast. Above is the content delivery model that the beloved copyright industry wishes to have (circa 21st century)  (or at least a parody of it).  Below is Harold Lasswell’s model of communication from 1948. Does it seem like we progressed at all? Read more

  • Ethics? Anyone?

    When it comes to the issue of online file sharing the representatives of the copyright  industry (RIAA, MPAA etc.) often play the “moral” card (e.g. you would not steal a bread would you?, pirated DVD’s help terrorists etc).  A relatively recent book by Tarleton Gillespie (Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture) provides… Read more

  • Site of the Month – August:

    Now, here is some information to consider before your decision about whether you want to sign up for the new Windows 7. Please visit and share… Read more

About ME

Greetings from Istanbul, Turkey. This is Lemi Baruh. I am a faculty member at the Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) at Koç University.

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