The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies explains how YouTube makes it easy to dispute a wrongful copyright claim.
For more information on the YouTube takedown process, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation at http://meme.ly/DisputeYoutube
For more on Fair Use in Online Video see the Center for Social Media at http://meme.ly/KnowFairUse
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In 2007, John Goerzen scraped every gopher site he could find (gopher was a menu-driven text-only precursor to the Web; I got my first online gig programming gopher sites). He saved 780,000 documents, totalling 40GB. Today, most of this is offline, so he’s making the entire archive available as a .torrent file; the compressed data is only 15GB. Wanna host the entire history of a medium? Here’s your chance!
The team behind Mozilla’s Firefox browser announced today the availability of experimental code that website owners can add to their pages to allow site visitors to create an account, log-in or switch users with just a few simple clicks and no password to remember.
Growing up in the late seventies in Hell?s Kitchen in Manhattan, technology wasn?t really a part of my educational life. My teachers graded printouts and the idea of collaborating with my classmates on a project anytime, anywhere just wasn?t possible. Not to mention, we didn?t have a computer at home and working on the Internet was still a pipe dream for a middle schooler.
Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Kurt Opsahl has gone spelunking in the history of Facebook’s privacy policies over the past five years, presenting a timeline that starts with something fairly moderate and reasonable in 2005 and moves to the current 2010 version which basically says, “By using Facebook, you agree to let us film your life 24/7, sell it to advertisers, ridicule it, or make a reality show from it.”
from Mashable! by Christina Warren
I write in ?The Laws of Disruption? of the risk of unintended consequences that regulators run in legislating emerging technologies. Because the pace of change for these technologies is so much faster than it is for law, the likelihood of defining a legal problem and crafting a solution that will address it is very slim. I give several examples in the book of regulatory actions that quickly become not just obsolete but, worse, wind up having the opposite result to what regulators intended.
from Mashable! by Pete Cashmore
from Mashable! by Jennifer Van Grove