Tag Archives: copyright

New media ethics, same as old media ethics

Earlier this week, the Patch site in Palo Alto apologized after a freelancer  plagiarized a story from another website.  An apology posted on the site stated that copy was lifted from VentureBeat, an online tech news site. It doesn’t state if the … Continue reading

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How we did it: Securing an occupied Twitter handle

It can be tough to be a new brand these days. Locking down namespace online is a huge part of a brand build – but much like potential mates, all the good ones seem to be taken. We ran into … Continue reading

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Rest easy journos, the government is coming to the rescue!

The federal government wants to help save journalism, but journalism doesn’t need saving. Old media needs saving, and they shouldn’t be given a lifeline. Continue reading

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Links roundup: Media law news, paid content and crazy ideas

A roundup of recommended links from around the web on the Federal Shield law, newspapers as non-profits, who’s charging for online content, removing content from Google, Twitter, news blogging networks and more. Continue reading

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Recommended links in brief

Do Newspapers Owe Google “Fair Share” Fees For Researching Stories? – Daggle has been on the case with the AP for months now. He examines the irrational fear of the likes of Google – and questions what their resources are … Continue reading

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WaPo v. Gawker: Battle in the Blogs

The Washington Post took on Gawker for alleged copyright infringement this week in a battle of the blogs. Here’s why the Post writer was wrong – and why the debate itself is just a mere sideshow to the real problems for newspapers online. Continue reading

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The myth of the “free ride”

David Marburger is pushing the idea that aggregating sites are pushing newspapers out of business with cut-rate advertising. The entire argument is based in several falsities and we should just stop giving this guy face time. Continue reading

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Stealing is wrong, so is a quest to own facts

My opposition is not to tough copyright law, it’s directed at big news media trying to legally change the online marketplace to benefit themselves (and not content providers as a whole). Continue reading

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AP ignores Fair Use, treads into copyright debate

The AP has waded into the online copyright debate with the launch of their new microformat system. Their president has also made alarming claims about the use of their content that leads this writer to believe they don’t know much about Fair Use. Continue reading

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Revisiting the Marburger plan (it’s still terrible)

Our industry was built on competition and the free marketplace of ideas. So, let’s pull ’em up, shall we? Get out there and innovate ourselves a future instead of crying to the principal about how some new kid is stealing our lunch money. Continue reading

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Connie, dude, please cut it out

There’s a war brewing between the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the blogoshere – and it’s just completely stupid. Continue reading

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Really, Plain Dealer?!?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is embarrassing itself in its efforts to limit the First Amendment rights of bloggers and get other sites not to give them web traffic. Aggregators are not the enemy. Continue reading

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