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The Berkman Center is pleased to share our Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative’s latest document, which addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting:
The document was prepared by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center, for the Risky Behaviors and Online Safety cluster of the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative. It is intended to provide background for discussion of interventions related to sexting. It begins with a definition of sexting, and continues with overviews of research and media stories related to sexting. It then discusses the statutory and constitutional framework for child pornography and obscenity. It concludes with a description of current and pending legislation meant to address sexting.
danah boyd and Samantha Biegler have released a draft literature review on “Risky Behaviors and Online Safety,” commissioned by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. It looks at the latest papers on the risks presented to young people by using the Internet; if you’ve been reading the newspapers, the distance between the reality and what you’ve heard in the sensationalist accounts of pedos, cyberbullies, etc, will surprise:
Not surprisingly, FCC Commissioners voted 3 to 2 yesterday to open a Notice of Inquiry on changing the classification of broadband Internet access from an ?information service? under Title I of the Communications Act to ?telecommunications? under Title II.
At Harvard?s Berkman Center, John Palfrey, Urs Gasser, and I have been co-directing the Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative to investigate the role that policy can play in addressing core issues involving youth and media. John has been leading up the Privacy, Publicity, and Reputation track; Urs has been managing Youth Created Content and Information Quality track; and I have been coordinating the Risky Behaviors and Online Safety track. We?ll have a lot of different pieces coming out over the next few months that stem from this work. Today, I?m pleased to share four important essays that emerged from the work we?ve been doing in the Risky Behaviors and Online Safety track:
Behnam Karbassi is a founding partner of No Mimes Media, currently producing alternate reality and transmedia projects. He has worked in the entertainment & advertising industry for the past decade, leading teams at Saatchi & Saatchi and producing projects for companies like Toyota, Warner Bros. and Sony. He is a producer & director at LIFTmob, and was a producer at 42 Entertainment where he worked on the alternate reality experiences Why So Serious? for The Dark Knight and Project Abraham for Playstation 3’s Resistance: Fall of Man franchise.
I sent him some questions about transmedia world-building and the new media landscape… [Disclosure: No Mimes is a Hukilau partner.]
Narrative media is undergoing a shift from the traditional model of single, linear story lines to much broader explorations of the story world. Narratives are developed within larger contexts where even tertiary characters can act as launch points for new stories that flesh out the fictional universe. These bleed into the physical world through alternate reality gaming and transmedia cross-platform experiences that directly engage the audience, drawing them into the story through real-world challenges. ARG’s may not be especially new but they’re being more commonly integrated into franchise productions through transmedia campaigns across web sites, mobile engagement, shorts, graphic novels, video games, music, and any other possible medium that can extend the story.
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On 27 May the Danish Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision which obliges internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites that may contain ? or link to other sites which contain ? material which infringes copyrights (the Pirate Bay in this instance).
More leaks from behind the scenes at the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations: the EU is pushing for criminal sanctions for non-commercial copyright infringement. That means putting kids in jail for trading music with one another.