The Belmont University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter created a 60-second public service announcement on illegal downloading and file sharing for a SIFE contest sponsored by the Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA). The winning video’s team will receive a $3,000 prize
Dr. John Gonas, Belmont’s SIFE chapter adviser, Belmont students Mark Ahlberg, Kurt Nelson, Tyler Seymour and Seth Jones filmed the PSA with a group of six Belmont student actors and actresses. The Belmont video focuses on the idea of “file sharing” as a harmless activity while highlightng the ehtical questions involved. The SIFE team also created a Web site, FileSharingFacts.com that contains answers to frequently asked questions about file sharing compiled by Dr. David Moser, associate professor in Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
The video can be seen on YouTube, Nashville’s ABC affiliate (WKRN Channel 2), CBS affiliate (NewsChannel5), NewsChannel5Plus and a variety of stations on Comcast cable. The winner of the competition will be announced at the national SIFE convention in April and will be used in the MPAA’s national and regional marketing.