Stephanie Serriere, an assistant professor in the College of Education, moderated Penn State's Constitution Day community forum on Napster. She explained how Napster, represented by the wooden box, operates on the Internet. The two students on either side represented friends sharing songs. The issue raised during the forum was whether such sharing, at 10,000 songs per second, goes beyond fair use of song files.
After classroom discussion, a class of high school juniors from State College Area School District went outside to form discussion groups in favor of and against the court's ruling on Napster. The instructors from State College Area High School were Bob Furmaner, Ryan Long and Jeff Kessell. Penn State student Jim Hale (front right) tells of his experience with Napster and the policies Penn State established about it.
"Writer's Blocks" set up across campus -- at the Palmer Museum of Art, Willard Building and the HUB-Robeson Center -- let free speech ring across the University Park campus. Here at the Palmer Museum of Art, Adam Russo writes his comments about a particular subject.
This "Writer's Block" outside Willard Building was visited frequently by students. Here Nick Johnson questions the United States' two-party political system.
Amanda August's comments suggest that education should enliven your thoughts.
Penn State staff member John Huckans leaves his comments about free speech in front of the HUB-Robeson Center.