Dr. Larry Burriss

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5:48am

Mon August 20, 2012
Top Stories

Burriss on Media: Movie Protection

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, TENN. (BURRISS)  --  How many of you remember a long time ago when software companies tried all sorts of schemes to prevent piracy? There were key disks you had to periodically insert into your computer. There were access codes and there was copy protection. Eventually all of the schemes were cracked, but the supposed downfall of software companies never happened.

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6:35am

Mon August 13, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Music in Space

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Humanity returned to Mars last week, and I was reminded that it was Pythagoras who linked music and the cosmos through the concept of music of the spheres.

Let’s go back more than 50 years to 1956. that’s when Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman teamed up to produce a two-part sound collage, “The Flying Saucer.” The format of the records was a series of questions asked by a reporter, and then answered by a spaceman using snippets of dozens of songs, including “The Great Pretender,” “Long, Tall Sally” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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1:08pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Top Stories

Burriss on Media: The Olympics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Since just about everyone else is talking about the Olympic Games, I might was well jump in, too.

Let’s start with a couple of clichés that may or may not be true: it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. And second, the customer is always right.

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8:24am

Mon July 30, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Leak Prevention

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information. In fact, the first president of the Congress, Henry Laurens, and the secretary to the foreign affairs committee, Thomas Paine, were forced to resign their offices because secret correspondence was published in Philadelphia newspapers.

Now the defense department is proposing new regulations to both prevent leaks, and to monitor the media for publication of classified information.

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6:44am

Mon July 23, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Political Ads

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  In case you haven’t noticed, it’s an election year, and if there’s one thing we’ve come to expect, it’s conflicting statements by candidates on almost every issue imaginable. But it isn’t just the candidates who seem dazed and often confused. On the subject of political advertising, the public seems as mystified as well.

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