Tag: copyright

by Mark E. Johnson

How much is a T-shirt or a tweet worth? Two copyright cases, separated by nearly 30 years, should reinforce our need as educators to teach copyright as a practical matter as much as a conceptual one. When it comes to working with students, we should approach copyright from two protective angles. One is to ensure [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Going Google: Lessons learned from rolling out 1200 Chromebooks (Brandon Phenix / EdSurge) 2. Will MOOCs undermine top business schools, or help them? (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Podcast: Copyright in online education (Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Education) [AUD] 4. Online Smithsonian courses show MOOC market may be a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia wipes opposition sites from the Internet (Max Seddon / BuzzFeed) 2. Plex opens up Chromecast to everyone, adds automatic camera upload (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. Survey of nearly a thousand web pages looks at interactive features for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Everyone wins with copyright takedown notices — except [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Government backs off case against journalist who faced prison for hyperlink (Adi Robertson / The Verge) 2. Getty Images makes 35 million images free in copyright infringement fight (Olivier Laurent / British Journal of Photography) 3. Time.com gets a big redesign, along with new ad units (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 4. U.S. adults spend [...] more »

by Parker Higgins

The blogging platform WordPress.com has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend its users against bogus copyright claims aimed at silencing their speech on the platform. Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, has joined two separate lawsuits that seek to hold the would-be censors of legitimate lawful speech accountable for [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Drones offer journalists a wider view (Leslie Kaufman & Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Katie Couric to be announced as Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 3. Fake activity, often bought for publicity purposes, influences trending topics on Twitter (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 4. Facebook is for grandparents: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalist Barrett Brown faces prison for posting hyperlink (Committee to Protect Journalists) 2. When print constrains digital (Nieman Lab) 3. New version of Apple TV likely on its way for a September 10 launch (GigaOm) 4. Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement (Guardian) 5. Pay-TV industry loses over 200k subscribers (LA Times) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Judge orders U.S. to release Secret Service file on Aaron Swartz (Wired) 2. Ingram: If you don’t like the chaos of breaking news, you should probably stay off Twitter (paidContent) 3. Federal judge allows the Electronic Freedom Foundation’s NSA mass spying case to proceed (EFF) 4. Harper’s Magazine is finally ready for the digital [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Do you love photo and video sharing? Then this episode is for you. First, Facebook announced that popular photo sharing and filtering service Instagram will add video to compete with the popularity of Vine, owned by Twitter. Meanwhile, a photographer has sued BuzzFeed for just that kind of sharing, claiming $3.6 million in damages for [...] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Last year, a former student contacted me to ask if her news outlet, a network affiliate, could use a video clip from a Comedy Central show to introduce a segment about election-year campaign spending.  The purpose of the segment was to comment on the show’s many attempts to raise awareness of the rules that govern [...] more »