Tag: copyright

by Anne Wootton

Our goal at Pop Up Archive is to make audio searchable and build an archive of sound from journalists, oral historians, and media organizations from around the world. Support for Creative Commons licensing is on our 2014 roadmap. But one thing we’ve learned: The vagaries of rights and licensing for digital audio are too complicated for Creative Commons to [...] more »

by Mark Horvit

Last week, DocumentCloud received a complaint seeking the removal of a collection of emails posted by journalists with the Australian Financial Review. The emails involved a News Corp. subsidiary called NDS, which hired a law firm to try to have the documents pulled from public view. This kind of thing is rare, but it happens. [...] more »

by JD Lasica

AP IP I left the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association Summit of newspaper publishers and ad managers Thursday just as two executives from the Associated Press were winding up their presentation on the new AP News Registry. The new initiative, announced in July, contains two key components: • All AP stories will be released online wrapped [...] more »

by Tony Shawcross

I’ve been following the story of Prince’s copyright battles for over a year, and found the latest development noteworthy enough to call attention to. My interest began with Prince and Universal targeting YouTube, fan sites, and housewives for a number of debatable copyright infringements in 2007. It got some good media attention at first, with [...] more »

by David Ardia

Here is a simple, but often ignored, truth: if you publish online, whether it’s a news article, blog post, podcast, video, or even a user comment, you open yourself up to potential legal liability. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional journalist, hockey-mom, or an obscure blogger, if you post it, you’ll need to [...] more »

by David Ardia

Last week, the Associated Press (“AP”) sent a takedown request under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to Rogers Cadenhead, the founder of Drudge Retort, a liberal alternative to (and parody of) the well-known Drudge Report, demanding that he remove six user-submitted blog entries and one user comment on the site that contained quotations from AP [...] more »

by David Ardia

Neil Netanel, a highly regarded legal scholar, has an interesting post on Balkinization entitled “The Demise of Newspapers: Economics, Copyright, Free Speech.” Netanel, who has written extensively on copyright issues, posits that part of the reason for the decline in newspapers stems from Internet competitors that build on the content and value that newspapers create. [...] more »

by Gail Robinson

In an ideal world, I suppose, all information would be free and widely accessible. Maybe not credit records, health stats or income information — but certainly journalism would be. Alas, though, we’re not in an ideal world. On-line publications need readers (hits) to survive. In the case of a small independent site like Gotham Gazette, [...] more »

by David Ardia

As a lead up to next week’s launch of the Citizen Media Law Project’s Legal Guide, we are putting up longer, substantive blog posts on various subjects covered in the guide. This post, which discusses copyright and fair use in the context of citizen media, is the second in our series of legal primers. The [...] more »

by Leslie Rule

Our geo-tagging of the Blues Trail in the Mississippi Delta continues, albeit from afar. We’ve been deep in research. Using new media/online research tools, mostly archives and libraries that have been digitized—giving us the opportunity to spend all night wandering through history with unstoppable imagination, horror at the deeds of the past, but also with [...] more »