Social media fundraising for college students

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have flooded the Internet recently. While it may just seem like a fun thing to do on a hot summer day, the Ice Bucket Challenge has already raised over $62 million in fundraising efforts toward amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

With social media awareness, fundraising efforts have reached new levels. (Credit: For Momentum)

With social media awareness, fundraising efforts have reached new levels. (Credit: For Momentum)

Here’s what you need to know about social media fundraising for a cause, and how you can join in to help raise funds. Read more

How racism remains to be prevalent in sports

The NBA and the NHL have been trending news lately, but not for the reasons either league would like. After racist comments made by Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, went viral, the NBA fined him and banned him from games for life.

Fans at Oracle Arena protest Clippers owner Sterling's remarks on racism. (Credit: Reddit)

Fans at Oracle Arena protest Clippers owner Sterling’s remarks on racism. (Credit: Reddit)

Within weeks of that decision, Boston Bruins fans took to Twitter to level racial slurs at Montreal Canadiens defenseman P. K. Subban, a black player, after his game-winning double overtime goal. The Bruins were quick to cry foul at the behavior of the Twitter users. Read more

European Union copyright law leads the Beatles bootleg recordings to be released on iTunes

By United Press International (UPI Telephoto) Cropping and retouching: User:Indopug and User:Misterweiss

By United Press International (UPI Telephoto) Cropping and retouching: User:Indopug and User:Misterweiss

Have you heard about the new album from the Beatles? Sure, they broke up in 1970, but this month, Apple is set to release 59 previously unreleased tracks of bootleg recordings from the Fab Four on iTunes. Why? There’s an official “no comment” line from Apple, according to Mark Brown of the Guardian in “Beatles for sale: copyright laws force Apple to release 59 tracks.” But, as implied by Brown’s title, fans and reporters alike are speculating that the iTunes release is due to European Union copyright law.

EU Copyright

So what is the law? Norwegian Beatles blogger Roger Stormo of WogBlog explained in his December 11, 2013, post, “Beatles bootleg recordings 1963 – a copyright scheme?” that in Europe, copyright is secured for a recording upon its release. Read more

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