from Mashable! by Samuel Axon
Now that the dust has settled on the long-awaited announcement of new DMCA circumvention exemptions, it?s time for an explanation of what these exemptions will (and will not) do for consumers and creators. We?ll start with a tremendously important exemption that we fear was somewhat overlooked in the excitement about jailbreaking and unlocking: breaking DVD encryption in order to take short clips for purposes of criticism and commentary for noncommercial use, educational use and documentary films.
from Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich
I dashed off a piece for CNET today on the Copyright Office?s cell phone ?jailbreaking? rulemaking earlier this week. Though there has already been extensive coverage (including solid pieces in The Washington Post, a New York Times editorial, CNET, and Techdirt), there were a few interesting aspects to the decision I thought were worth highlighting.
Facebook can be a great tool for the journalist. It will allow you to get inside news by following the correct pages. It can provide tips for a future story,keep you in touch with the news, and the world in general. One fact that is true, tracking stories in the digital age has changed the face journalism completely. Facebook has been a large component in this. Here are 10 Media Sources and Publications that you may or may not know about, but every journalist should follow on their Facebook.
My friend Onnik Krikorian has become a Facebook evangelist. Onnik, a Brit of Armenian descent, living in Armenia, is the Global Voices editor for the Caucuses, which means he?s responsible for rounding up blogs from Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan as well as parts of Turkey and Russia. This task is seriously complicated by the long-term tensions in the region. Armenia and Azerbaijan are partisans in a ?frozen? conflict ? the Nagorno-Karabakh war, which lasted from 1988 ? 1994, and remains largely unresolved.
from Mashable! by Amy-Mae Elliott
Kate Crawford of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is two years into conducting a massive study of mobile phone use amongst 18-30 year olds in Australia. The study, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, continues through 2011, and is moving from a qualitative to a quantitative phase. Her presentation at the Berkman Center today, ?Art of Noise: Mobile Social Media and Attention?, focuses on insights from the 339 interviews conducted so far.