Category Archives: law

Sexting

Teens who `sext’ racy photos charged with pornhttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100252658 I did say a lot was happening recently, didn’t I? This is one last new trend I think interesting to investigate. Without too much of my opinion, sexting is a new trend … Continue reading

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The Law and User Content

YouTube Copyright System Gone Mad, EFF Prepares to Suehttp://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/02/03/03readwriteweb-youtube_copyright_system_eff_action.html EFF Legal Victorieshttp://www.eff.org/victories/ Free Culture, Lawrence Lessighttp://www.free-culture.cc/ YouTube, AP, Hurting Fair Usehttp://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/02/05/youtube-ap-hurting-fair-use YouTube’s automated copyright violation identification system, ContentID, has gathered increased attention recently. As Lessig writes in his book, Free … Continue reading

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Internets: Division through location, langauge

Japanese Social Media Prism http://asiajin.com/blog/2009/01/31/japanese-social-media-prism/ AP IMPACT: Fake 911 calls difficult to prevent http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100121162 Network Neutrality advocates promote the web as the largest source of free information and argue it must remain that way. Promoting network neutrality in 2007, now … Continue reading

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Not So Much Read Together: DRM and Amazon

Apple cuts copy protection and prices on iTuneshttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99048006 Amazon takes on Apple with copy-protection-free musichttp://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2008-03-25-sony-music-service_N.htm The Rise And Fall Of The Music Industryhttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99312293 The Futre of Readinghttp://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/11/19/the-future-of-reading Amazon found, by many accounts, good success in a competitor to Apple with … Continue reading

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Read and Watch Together

Digital Planet (BBC) 5 Jan. 2009http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/digitalp/digitalp_20090106-1232a.mp3 Bill Burger – Copyright in a New Light (IT Conversations)http://feeds.conversationsnetwork.org/~r/channel/itc/~5/504738233/ITC.TOC-BillBurger-2008.02.11.mp3 OpenSophiehttp://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20080303_235 Digital Planet reported on new technologies to allow users to watch videos at the same time and comment in real time via chat. … Continue reading

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Other News

Legal Papers Served via Facebookhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7785004.stm Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suitshttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122966038836021137.html Penny web auctions under scrutiny (Are they gambling?)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7793054.stm The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World (Online use trends. What do users want?)http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122884677205091919.html In addition to normal blog … Continue reading

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Pay to Perform?

Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Webhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB122929270127905065.html Should entities be able to buy better throughput and increased speeds for their servers? This is essentially the question behind the Net Neutrality idea. Supporters argue that the web should be … Continue reading

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