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Best Practices for Creative Commons attributions - how to attribute works you reuse under a Creative Commons license

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Find out how to site or source creative commons work. Creative commons work allows you to share, remix and reuse legally, just make sure to check out what license it is under.

“creative commons” by Flikr user libraryman used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license

Mi Casa Es Su Casa — But I Set the Rules

Paul Klocko got a surprise in the mail in April: a letter on official stationary from Weston, Wisconsin administrator Dean Zuleger, demanding that Klocko stop posting comments on the web criticizing him.  The letter also asked that Klocko "come out from behind the cloak" and meet Zuleger in person.

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Veoh triumphs over Universal Music in lawsuit on social media liability, gives lesson in the DMCA safe harbor

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"Jump on the Social Media Bandwagon" by Matt Hamm, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0. It is uncertain whether Veoh will be a major player in the future of online video. There is little doubt, however, that it has had a significant role in defining the boundaries of social media liability.

Veoh's victories against IoGroup and Universal Music have helped provide a model for social media and web 2.0 services in protecting themselves from liability.

Veoh's newest triumph is getting the district court to grant summary judgement that it is "entitled to the section 512(c) safe harbor."

New Media Guides Legal and How-to guides

EFF Launches TOSBack - A 'Terms of Service' Tracker for Facebook, Google, eBay, and More

San Francisco - "Terms of Service" policies on websites define how Internet businesses interact with you and use your personal information. But most web users don't read these policies -- or understand that the terms are constantly changing. To track these ever-evolving documents, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is launching "TOSBack": a "terms of service" tracker for Facebook, Google, eBay, and other major websites.

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The AP is going stop bloggers from pirating content (or quoting in fair use for legitimate reasons)

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The AP says it is taking aim at "wholesale theft" with new technology that is aimed at targeting reposting of "entire articles." The new technology is supposed to simply flag questionable articles for lawyers and paralegals to then review.

The question is will the new technology be so limited, or will the AP use the technology to follow the same path it took filing DMCA takedown notices falsely characterizing the law regarding the Drudge retort's postings as follows:

"...the use is not fair use simply because the work copied happened to be
a news article and that the use is of the headline and the first few
sentences only
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Essential Free and Open Source Software Toolkit

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A tool kit full of Free or Open Source software
Open source software has gained popularity because of its effectiveness, flexibility, security, and low cost. By adopting an entirely new philosophical approach to software development and user freedom, open source software empowers you, the downstream user not just to use it to perform a task, but to build upon, adapt, and modify it to fit your needs. In this way thousands of developers and users around the world are able to work to improve the software's effectiveness, flexibility, and security. Join the many people around the world using open source software, a way of life that encourages openness, sharing, community, innovation, and discovery.

David Bollier

As promised in last week’s post on The Commons Video, here’s an interview with David Bollier, author of Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, which we said in January “will likely establish itself as a definitive guide for those seeking to understand and discover the key players and concepts in the digital commons.

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New Media Rights to speak at California Western's Entertainment and Sports Law Society Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium Schedule
Saturday, March 7, 2009

Purchase Tickets at http://www.ticketderby.com/innerindex.php?eventid=225

Students - $20
Attorneys - $25 (CLE Credits offered)

9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00-10:45 The San Diego Firm Setting: More Personal Representation Outside LA
Rodney L. Donohoo, Law Offices of Rodney L. Donohoo
Abbas Kazerooni, Esq., Partner @ Kazerouni Law Group

10:45-11:00 Networking Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 MySpace & You Tube are Forcing the Law to Catch Up with Technology
Brooke Wentz, The Rights Workshop

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Notify.me

New Media Rights Resident Filmmaker Sal Provenzano recently helped local San Diego, California startup Notify.me make a video describing its unique Web 2.0 service.

New Media Rights Resident Filmmaker Sal Provenzano recently helped local San Diego, California startup Notify.me make a video describing its unique Web 2.0 service.

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