SafeMedia Corp. Applauds The California State University Chancellor´s Executive Order On Illegal Digital File Sharing and Protection of Digital Copyrighted Material

"Use of any university resource such as computers (hardware or software), network connections, servers, routers? by any university constituent (faculty, student, staff or general public) to circumvent legitimate copyright protections or illegally access, copy or disseminate copyrighted material is unacceptable," said Charles B. Reed, Chancellor.

Los Angeles, CA–SafeMedia Corporation, based in Boca Raton, Florida
announced today (Thursday) it salutes the Chancellor of the California State University system who has issued Order #999 on illegal downloading of copyrighted materials. "SafeMedia´s ´Clouseau®´, would work well on the California State University campus networks, because the hardware protects privacy, while preventing illegal downloads.

It stops anyone from using the university networks for sending or receiving illegal Peer-To-Peer file sharing," said President Safwat Fahmy, the founder and CEO of SafeMedia Corporation. "Clouseau® totally protects user privacy and fully respects academic freedom while it examines all incoming and outgoing packets on the network, destroys all illegal P2P, while all legal packets including P2P Bit Torrent files pass through to its destination without delay."

In his letter addressed to all California State University presidents, Chancellor Charles B. Reed said, "It is the policy of the CSU to use any and all information technologies in a manner consistent with the federal laws governing copyright protection. These include, but are not limited to, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the Teach Act of 2002 and all subsequent amendments." Updated information about such laws can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/.

"This executive order for the California State University system will likely be a model for higher learning institutions. We feel that with Clouseau both university administrators and government policy makers finally have the solution everyone has long been searching for. It insures compliance with the law while protecting the rights of the user at the same time. Advanced technology and a unique approach to fingerprinting and DNA markers created by SafeMedia make this possible. If campuses had Clouseau on their networks today, there would be 24/7/365 compliance with every federal and state law governing copyright protection" said Fahmy.

Chancellor Reed added, "Technological advances and the advent of peer-to-peer file sharing applications have created an environment where illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, particularly, but not exclusively, music and entertainment videos has flourished. These violations have caused the recording and motion picture industries two industries vital to the economic health of California ?to suffer billions of dollars in lost revenue."

"Clouseau is being successfully used in Florida, California and Oklahoma, and we welcome any calls or inquiries from the Chancellor´s office or any other university, and the recording and motion picture industries. All Internet users–businesses, universities, organizations and individuals?will be able to comply in a user-friendly way, avoid expensive and hostile legal action, and have their privacy fully protected. And as for digital copyright holders, Clouseau at last makes the Internet available as a safe, viable mass distribution channel because it eliminates all illegal P2P file transfers" explained Fahmy.

Meanwhile, a Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) commissioned study revealed that "the sound recording industry lost billions to piracy in 2005: sales of pirated music CDs were worth an estimated $4.5 billion and there were about 20 billion illegal downloads," said Study Author Greg Freeman, vice president, Public Policy and Consulting, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

About SafeMedia Corporation

SafeMedia´s technologies provide individual users, businesses, educational institutions, and public/private organizations with an immediate, cost-effective way to totally safeguard their network infrastructure from every risk associated with illegal file sharing of copyrighted content, insure 24/7/365 compliance with all federal and state digital copyright laws and eliminate the risk of legal prosecution. For more about the unique technology visit: wwwSafeMediaCorp.com.

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Physical Layer Management Software

PANDUIT introduces the latest update to the PANVIEW Physical Layer Management System with the PANVIEW Software v4.1 release. Supporting real-time monitoring and alerts of physical layer end-to-end connectivity, the software includes two new features to facilitate management of the physical layer infrastructure. A new Service Provisioning tool automates and streamlines work order development and processing, improving efficiency and reducing errors. The Common Switch Driver provides automatic detection of key information about newly installed network switches, identifies move, add and change addresses of connected switch ports, and loads all information into the PANVIEW TM System. The result is improved reliability and availability of critical network resources.

For more information contact PANDUIT: web: www.panduit.com/pv14 * email: cs@panduit.com * phone: 800-777-3300

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San Diego State to Offer On-line Educational Technology Masters Program Designed for K-12 Teachers

High Demand for Technology Skills is Attracting Students for SDSU´s Fall 2007 Masters Cohort Featuring Interactive Online Learning and Low In-State Fees for California Students. San Diego State University has just received approval to offer their internationally recognized Educational Technology Masters program on-line with a curriculum targeting the needs of K-12 educators. For the first time the on-line program is available with reduced in-state fees for California residents, but tuition is still quite reasonable for participants from any location worldwide. The program starting this fall will be cohort-based and include extensive opportunities for students to have live interactions with each other and faculty members in a very supportive environment that offers flexibility to accommodate participant schedules. The deadline to apply is May 1.

San Diego (PRWEB) April 9, 2007 — In response to increasing technology opportunities for K-12 educators, the Educational Technology Department at San Diego State University is offering a new online Masters degree with a standards-based curriculum designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators. Starting in the Fall 2007 Semester, the new program is available entirely online with flexible scheduling and a variety of options for live student-faculty and student-cohort interaction that go well beyond the static web- and e-mail-based formats of many online programs. Interested students must file an application to the university no later than May 1.

"While SDSU´s Educational Technology Department has been a leader in online learning and course offerings for more than a decade, this is the first time that we have been able to offer online courses for California residents with the reduced in-state student fee structure," noted department chair Dr. Marcie Bober. "Although this cohort will focus on California standards, teachers from around the world are welcome to participate at our normal online tuition, which is still more affordable than many private online degree programs," added Bober.

The internationally recognized program requires 36 units of course work featuring a project-based curriculum where participants will create materials, lessons and innovative approaches that they can immediately put to use in their classrooms. Participants will learn how to:

*design a solid course, unit or lesson

*integrate podcasts, GPS, blogs, wikis, WebQuests and multimedia into their teaching

*create games and simulations that are both fun and instructionally effective

*design web pages to deliver information to students and their parents

*evaluate educational programs & materials

*use free online databases to create opportunities for inquiry

*evaluate distance education courses and develop their own

*create compelling videos and guide students in video development

The program starts at the end of August with anticipated graduation in the Summer of 2009. More information — including detailed course information and a downloadable brochure — is available at: http://edtec.sdsu.edu/comet.htm.
About the SDSU Educational Technology Department
Educational technology is the application of research, learning theory, emergent technologies, and child and adult psychology to solving instructional and performance problems. The purpose of the San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology is to encourage wise use of systems, environments, tools, products, and strategies that can enhance human learning and competence. The Department offers a Master´s Degree program as well as graduate-level certificates in Instructional Software Design and Advanced Distance Education for both on-campus and online students.
In addition, undergraduate students may pursue studies in the field with a minor in Educational Technology. The curriculum enables students to prepare for careers as instructional technologists, educational specialists, instructional designers, trainers, and experts in educational computing. State-of-the-art coursework and internships in companies, agencies and schools prepare candidates to analyze performance problems and design, develop and evaluate instructional strategies and products. Students graduate with a portfolio including educational computer software, instructional print materials, video, and interactive multimedia programs. For more information, visit: http://edtec.sdsu.edu.

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Georgia?s Cobb County School District Invests in Technology to Drive Student Achievement.

Round Rock, Texas, Cobb County School District near Atlanta is using technology to deliver a compelling curriculum that can better enable its more than 106,000 students to learn and develop key skills for the 21st century.

Through the use of more than 37,000 Dell OptiPlexTM desktop computers in classrooms, the district is making education a multimedia experience and driving student achievement. Cobb County has incorporated technology into the delivery of content and the creation of school work by students. The new technology will provide students the ability to do Internet research and submit assignments online, in PowerPoint presentations and as videos.

The district also uses technology to help increase parental involvement through Internet applications run on Dell servers, allowing parents to access their student´s grades, course syllabi and materials.

"We´re committed to using the most powerful tools to enable our students to learn not only the standard curriculum, but also skills needed to succeed in life," said Chris Ragsdale, Cobb County CIO. "Technology should be a tool to make it easier for our teachers to teach and for our students to learn. Providing parents a direct electronic connection to the school facilitates quick communication and greater parental involvement in the learning process."

Every teacher in the Cobb County School District has a notebook computer and has attended training to learn how to incorporate technology into their lesson plans. The district also has created a technology instruction department dedicated to exploring new ways to teach via technology in the classroom. And an Internet portal for teachers features specifics about curriculum, daily lessons, research material from global sources and more so that teachers can learn and share best practices. Students also have access to a digital library that?s available at school and by logging in to a secure site from home.

"Technology is a vital part of our ability to deliver instruction to students," said Nancy DiPetrillo, principal of Russell Elementary School in Cobb County. "The recent refreshment of our computer workstations has given our teachers and students the tools they need to perform at their highest level and be successful. Our students are thrilled with their new computers and flat screen monitors and really feel that our school is now high tech."

Cobb is one of the largest districts in the U.S. with more than 100,000 students and almost 9,000 teachers. Cobb schools have earned 16 National Blue Ribbon-No Child Left Behind School awards and 34 Georgia Schools of Excellence awards.
"Dell is committed to helping students reach their full potential by working with schools to integrate technology into teaching and learning," said Karen Bruett, area vice president strategic business development, Dell K-12 Education. "Customized instruction, timely formative feedback, and parental engagement can all be enhanced through the utilization of technology. We are excited to be working with Cobb County to realize this vision, and to help prepare their students for life and work in the 21st century."

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