Prison School Teacher: I’m a ‘Vocaloid Teacher’
A vocaloid teacher has been jailed for up to 12 months after she was convicted of teaching her students to use the technology to create a child’s own “vocaloid”.
The 47-year-old, who has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, was found guilty by a jury of six of seven charges of promoting a criminal performance and two of encouraging a criminal activity.
Her sentence was handed down by Justice Michael Schofield at Melbourne’s Court of Appeal.
“The sentence of imprisonment imposed on this defendant is a significant and heavy sentence,” Justice Schofild said.
“She is a prolific and prolific offender, using the technology at the school to teach her students the art of singing and making music.”
There is no doubt that her conduct was extremely serious and I cannot see why the sentence was reduced or any of the charges were laid.
“The court heard that on the day of the alleged offence, a group of students were singing and playing music to a song.
A recording of the students singing, recorded on a cell phone, was later played to the jury.
During the trial, a prosecution witness described a “virtual reality” environment in which the students sang.
The prosecution said that at least one student had to hold her head up and be able to “move around” during the “virtual world” session.
The court was told that the virtual reality environment allowed the students to interact with their parents and teachers and even play games, including Minecraft.
Mr Schofard said the defendant’s behaviour was not acceptable and the prosecution case rested on the “strong suspicion” that the student was using the software to make the students sing and create “vibrant and vibrant” music.
The jury found that the defendant had created “an artificial voice” which “became the music of choice” for the students and was “substantially” the same as the student’s own voice.”
It was not possible to create the same quality of music as the real person,” Justice Shofield said.
In addition to jail, the defendant was ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings.
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