Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Of Crap Detecting and Copyright

With the challenge the music industry has faced, Wikipedia reliability in college classrooms, peer edited journal this and the junk journalism of that, what is true and what is not is a scribbled path to say the least. How the heck do you know what is true on the internet anyway? I want my old Britannica Encyclopedia back! Of course, I would also prefer only one candy bar being sold at grocery stores, as long as it is Snickers. Howard Rheingold addresses “Crap Detecting” and the online environment in this post from yesterday.

This week we explore copyright issues and giving credit where credit is due. Happening as we speak here is the NECC conference and here is a wiki site for one of the presentations on copyright! One of the slideshows is below.


  1. reingold is posting on a blog site that is pretty rad: posterous. Radically simple and will post simultaneously to multiple sites: Fb, Twittr, etc. with just an email.
    And his post is really good, too.

  2. Even if things are hunky dory with your fair use of material, credit should be given.

    Attribution goes a long way toward protecting oneself against infringement accusations, and though it requires extra work, diligence and attention to detail, can and should be included somewhere. Most amatuers and pros alike want credit for their work more than anything else, and noting the author and a link back to the original show that you are not in any way attempting to claim authorship yourself (stealing).