Attributor: Will it be used for good or evil?

I’m not sure anyone outside the Associated Press’ top leadership truly understands its intentions regarding use and re-use of its content outside officially licensed deals. But over at Poynter.org’s E-Media Tidbits, Megan Taylor makes a brave attempt at sorting through the muck: “How AP’s News Registry Will (and Won’t) Work.” Much of the AP’s saber-rattling…

Ted Diadiun will respond on Monday

In my previous blog item, I piled on to the large number of critics of Cleveland Plain Dealer “Reader Rep” Ted Diadiun, who sounded quite curmudgeonly during a video interview posted earlier this week. An old-media guy calling bloggers “a bunch of pipsqueaks” tends to get the blogosphere riled up. Plain Dealer “News Impact Editor”…

How can newspapers get this completely friggin’ backward?!!

(I know I’m piling on here, but I can’t help it. This requires lots of rebuttals.) The video below is of Cleveland Plain Dealer “reader representative” Ted Diadiun commenting on the controversy created by one of the paper’s columnists advocating rewriting copyright law to protect newspapers from those who might “steal” (a.k.a., link and publish…

Do you know what year it is tomorrow? (Hint: check your copyright footer)

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve blogged this, but it’s still good advice… Remember to check your website or blog’s footer and change it to ©2009 tomorrow. Sure, some systems are set to do this automatically, but MANY aren’t. I’m no longer shocked to see some website in June have the previous year’s…