Tag: creative commons

by Julie Keck

1. OJR.org: Google’s punishment and the perils of blackhat SEO (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. Girls against Boys: What’s wrong with the (latest) Beastie Boys lawsuit (Corynne McSherry / The Electronic Frontier Foundation) 3. Paywalls in my back yard: A forecast for newspaper business models (Steve Outing / Media Disruptus) 4. The Guardian’s Gabriel [...] more »

by Lucy Bernholz

Why would anyone want to attend a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual repository of metadata? A better question might be — what is a virtual repository of metadata? In this case, the repository I’m talking about is the Digital Public Library of America, which launched on April 18.* Underneath its beautiful website [...] more »

by Maite Fernandez

As the media landscape continues to shift, traditional news outlets are trimming or eliminating specialized reporting, including science coverage. In Spain, a new website wants to not only fill that void, but to become the go-to science publication in the Spanish-speaking world. Launched last year, Materia is devoted to science, environment, health and technology. And [...] more »

by Lawrence Lessig

The following is the opinion of Lawrence Lessig and is a post that first appeared on his personal blog shortly after news broke that Aaron Swartz — activist, writer and Reddit co-founder — had committed suicide. (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

One of Rafat Ali’s photos of the island of Moheli in Comoros; posted on Facebook Welcome to the 46th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rafat Ali as co-hosts. Rafat is celebrating his birthday, we’re not sure how old he is, but we know that he loves photography. So [...] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

As we listened to the 80 journalists we interviewed over the last year for a study, Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public’s Right to Know: How Journalists Think about Fair Use, we got a clear message: hard-working journalists are often confronted with copyright questions that threaten to keep them from doing their jobs well. Take [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. New Nook is latest entry in tablet wars (New York Times) 2. NewsTransparency aims to hold journalists accountable, reveal bias (Center for Sustainable Journalism) 3. Wired offers original photography through Creative Commons (Wired) 4. Google+ pages now available to brands (Google Blog) 5. Apple’s planned obsolescence schedule (TidBITS) Subscribe [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced June 1 that the company was partnering with Photobucket to make it easy to share photos at Twitter.com. With a “Twitter native photo-sharing experience,” he said, “users will own their own rights to their photos.” The implication? That this might not be the case with third-party services. Therein lies the [...] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When New York-based animator Nina Paley decided to distribute her independent animation project “Sita Sings the Blues” online for free, she recalled the fate of 1920s jazz vocalist Annette Hanshaw. Once hugely popular, Hanshaw had almost completely disappeared from public knowledge when Paley decided to include her songs in the score for her film. “How [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Slowly but surely, the entertainment industry is realizing that it can’t use copyright law as a blunt force in the digital age. Take the case of music giant EMI. Not long ago, EMI was fighting music-sharing service Napster and threatening DJ Danger Mouse over the mash-up, The Grey Album. But today the music company announced [...] more »