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Copyright for the New Millennium

Written by Oreoluwa Alebiosu on November 4, 2013.

According to WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, Copyright "relates to artistic creations, such as books, music, paintings and sculptures, films and technology-based works such as computer programs and electronic databases. In most European languages other than English, copyright is known as author's rights. The expression copyright refers to the main act which, in respect of literary and artistic creations, may be made only by the author or with his authorization. That act is the making of copies of the work. The expression author's rights refer to the creator of the artistic work, its author. It thus underlines the fact, recognized in most laws, that the author has certain specific rights in his creation which only he can exercise (such as the right to prevent a distorted reproduction).

Other rights (such as the right to make copies) can be exercised by other persons, for example, a publisher who has obtained a license from the author" ("Understanding Copyright and Related Rights."). More >>

Embedded Systems in Everyday Life

Written by Oreoluwa Alebiosu on November 11, 2013.

"The information systems field emerged as a new discipline of artificial science as a result of intellectual efforts to understand the nature and consequences of computer and communication technology in modern organizations. As the rapid development of digital technology continues to make computers and computing a part of everyday experiences, we are once again in need of a new discipline of the artificial" (Yoo, Youngjin).

Embedded systems are used every day during these modern times. Items such as the recent smart phones and Apples' iPods or iPads contain embedded systems. According to Wikipedia "An embedded system is a computer system designed for specific control functions within a larger system, often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. By contrast, a general-purpose computer, such as a personal computer (PC), is designed to be flexible and to meet a wide range of end-user needs. Embedded systems control many devices in common use today" ("Embedded System."). More >>

Where do I go from Here?

Written by Oreoluwa Alebiosu on September 23, 2013.

With my current knowledge and genuine interest in computer science, I plan to do some additional research within a specific field in my discipline. Currently, I am unsure of what specific field, I would like to focus the research on. However, I shall keep on taking additional computer science and software engineering classes to strengthen my current knowledge in the field. This semester I am currently taking 2 classes to help with my foundation in computer science. I am taking CIS 300: Data and Program Structures which is mostly referred as the foundation of every computer science student. The K-State Catalog illustrates the class as "A study of common data and program structures together with associated algorithms. Topics include interfaces, design patterns, arrays, stacks, queues, lists, trees, hash tables, recursion, binary search, and tree traversals

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