Tag: dmca

by Parker Higgins

The blogging platform WordPress.com has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend its users against bogus copyright claims aimed at silencing their speech on the platform. Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, has joined two separate lawsuits that seek to hold the would-be censors of legitimate lawful speech accountable for […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Circa wants to save journalism by killing articles (Pando Daily) 2. Pearson takes down 1.5 million blogs with a single DMCA notice (Techdirt) 3. Guardian hires first digital strategy director (paidContent) 4. What eight million livestreams really means (AllThingsD) 5. Facebook mobile sponsored stories are working, but promoted posts […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Editors’ note: An update has been added at the end of this article. Is it an infringement of copyright to post an excerpt from an online news article — including a link to its source — on a website, a blog, or an online forum? This practice is ubiquitous in online journalism, but its legal […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Some have called it a license to steal. To others, the recent Viacom v. YouTube court decision was no less than a trumpet heralding the protection of free speech on the Internet. And yet to a third contingency, Manhattan federal judge Louis Stanton’s decision was really an exercise in high-minded legal theory. Regardless of your […] more »

by Ira Basen

Websites that scoop up content from the mainstream media without compensation are being put on notice: Pay up or risk being shut down. The warning comes from Attributor, a California-based company that monitors web content on behalf of magazine, newspaper and book publishers. Earlier this month, Attributor announced a “new model for online content syndication” […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

As cell phone cameras and palm-sized videocams have become cheap and ubiquitous, there is little if anything that is immune from being documented and displayed on the web, as numerous celebrities and sports stars have learned to their regret. In the realm of hard news, the result is that citizen journalists are able to bypass […] more »