This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: The Copyright Artist - March 6, 2012

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Copyright Artist: Is the Internet a Haven for Artists?

TWITTERFACEBOOKMYSPACEGOOGLE+FRIENDSTERSOUNDCLOUDDEVIENTARTLINKEDINMEDIABISTROFORUMSBANDCAMP ….. it becomes a blur.

Do you know your rights on the social networks?

We love social networks? We can’t leave our social networks? Some of us live on our social networks 24/7. But is this more harmful than our sometimes false sense of connectedness. What about what you post on the Internet and how it can come back to haunt you and your artistic work.

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SOLOMONOFF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNET SOCIETY NY CHAPTER

David Solomonoff is the President of Internet Society of New York, a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1997. As president, his goal is to advocate for an open internet, to be accessible to all standards by the whole internet community. He also serves on the Technology Issues and the Globalization and Corporation committees of the United University Professions. It's a labor union that represents the staff and faculty of SUNY.

The NY Chapter of the Internet Society is to assure the benefits and open evolution of the internet. Also, to maximize the societal benefits, which the Internet can bring to the New York area. It has 100 organizational members and over 50,000 individual members in more than 72 countries. The nonprofit organization consists of entrepreneurs and any person who is interested in joining, to address the issues.

Learn more about the Internet Society (New York Chapter) http://isoc-ny.org/

Learn more about the Internet Society's (New York Chapter) work in the community through the Harlem Internet Computer Access Program http://hicap.blogspot.com/

SPOT OF CULTURE

TOYMAKER CULTURE: At the 2012 Toy Fair with Spencer Howard and Melissa Silver

The annual American International Toy Fair is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products. It sounds like fun and games, but what actually goes into the creation of toys?

Melissa Silver and Spencer Howard put on their "fun caps" and headed to the Jacob Javits Center to talk to the creators and buyers of toys to find out what goes into the Business of Playtime.

THE ARTISTRY OF FUN

Melissa Silver interviews toymakers who truly infuse artistic thought in their toys from teaching children about music through play to Louise a toymaker from Budapest.

ALSO IN STUDIO JON BRAMAN

Check out Jon's 99 video

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..... and stay tune for a special treat from behind the engineer booth with Jon Braman at the end of the program.