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  • How to Prove Plagiarism

    Plagiarism Today
    Jonathan Bailey
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Plagiarism is a very serious allegation and whether you are a student in school, a professional in the field or a creative trying to promote your work, a single allegation of plagiarism can severely damage or ruin your career. This puts a strong light on the question of how do we prove it? After all, plagiarism is not a “bright line” offense, but rather, is an infinite shade of grays ranging from “completely original” to “completely plagiarized” Showing and proving when a particular act of unattributed copying is a plagiarism is not a simple matter. However, this is an area that…
  • Open business models, open data, and the public interest

    Creative Commons » Commons News
    Sarah Hinchliff Pearson
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Less than one month ago, Creative Commons began a project designed to explore and develop business models built on CC licensing. Starting from the methods in the best-selling Business Model Generation handbook, Creative Commons is developing new tools specifically tailored for ventures that utilize CC-licensed or public domain content as a central component of their strategies. We are also working one-on-one with a handful of companies and organizations to brainstorm new business models and paths to sustainability. In this short span of time, we have seen there is a real desire for this sort…
  • Inventing a Genre

    Copyfight
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say that any one person "invented" movies. But Louis and Auguste Lumière probably did more to create the cinema of the past century than anyone else. I'm sorry I'm not in Paris and able to visit this exhibition.
  • Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Copyright Litigation Blog
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith Speakers:Hon. Barbara JaffeActing Justice, Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, New York, NYRaymond J. Dowd, Esq.Partner-Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NYThis free course, which includes lite dinner, is offered ONLY to our current members and is sponsored by NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONWHERE:Monroe College, GADDY HALL, 380 Main Street, New…
  • The 50's were a long decade

    Coyle's InFormation
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Born in 1949, I grew up in the 50's. Those were the days of Gracie Allen ("Say goodnight, Gracie." "Goodnight, Gracie."), Lucille Ball, and Alice of the Honeymooners, for whom "To the moon, Alice!" did not mean that she could ever be astronaut. These were the models for the 1950's woman.I was always bright and precocious. Before starting kindergarten I taught myself to read the Dick and Jane books that were being read to me. My parents didn't believe that I could read so they bought a book I had never seen and I read it to them. From then on my mother's mantra was, "Karen, no one is ever…
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    Copyfight

  • Inventing a Genre

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say that any one person "invented" movies. But Louis and Auguste Lumière probably did more to create the cinema of the past century than anyone else. I'm sorry I'm not in Paris and able to visit this exhibition.
  • 3C is Fair Parody

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Techdirt pointed me to a nice ruling that came down recently in New York (reported here in The Hollywood Reporter) in which U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska accepted a parody play as fair use. The play, 3C, is a direct parody of the popular TV sitcom "Three's Company" and was running off Broadway for a couple months. Then it got a cease-and-desist order from DLT Enterainment, which owns the rights to the original TV series. The play's author, David Adjmi, argued that his play was commentary on the "ways the television show presented and reinforced stereotypes about gender, age and sexual…
  • How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers, and apparently there's some noticeable pull-through of other things he's written. He sold a good number of the KDD title, but also noticed that sales of his other two books came in with above-average sales volumes. He still doesn't have royalty numbers, so it's not yet clear what the impact on his bank account will be, but it seems pretty clear he's boosted…
  • Patreon Buys Subbable

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    If you're a Subbable supporter you've probably gotten several emails on this already - make sure they didn't go into your spam folder or something. It's interesting to me to see consolidation happening in this space. The two entities had almost identical models, except Patreon doesn't support one-time payments. As AFP said, this is about ongoing support. Subbable began as a way for the Vlog brothers (see here in case you missed it) to fund their Crash Course series of videos. As that grew so did the business side of Subbable and what I think we're seeing here is another example of the "I…
  • Intellectual Property is in Everything

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    This time it's in combating climate change. There is an ongoing round-table debate taking place in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the tension between the need to have global sharing of ideas for battling our carbon-binge-induced mess and the hodgepodge of existing IP regimes around the world. The first entry lays out the problems, and so far two responses have been posted. There's not a lot new here; the impact of IP on climate change is something that has been talked about off and on for decades. The solutions discussed (patent pools, mandatory licensing, etc) are also not…
 
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    Creative Commons » Commons News

  • Open business models, open data, and the public interest

    Sarah Hinchliff Pearson
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Less than one month ago, Creative Commons began a project designed to explore and develop business models built on CC licensing. Starting from the methods in the best-selling Business Model Generation handbook, Creative Commons is developing new tools specifically tailored for ventures that utilize CC-licensed or public domain content as a central component of their strategies. We are also working one-on-one with a handful of companies and organizations to brainstorm new business models and paths to sustainability. In this short span of time, we have seen there is a real desire for this sort…
  • 591 Celebrate CC shirts sold in two weeks!

    Ryan Merkley
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Two weeks ago we kicked off a limited edition sale of a special t-shirt designed by our friends at Noun Project, and supported by the great folks at Teespring.com. Yesterday the campaign wrapped up, and we’re pleased to say we blew past our goal and sold 591 t-shirts. With all proceeds going right back to Creative Commons, that means we’ve raised almost $9,000 to help grow and protect the commons. Most t-shirt purchasers should expect to have their orders completely fulfilled by the end of April. International orders may take another week. When you get your please take a pic and…
  • Welcome: Rob Myers!

    Matt Lee
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Please welcome the latest member of the Creative Commons Team, our new software developer Rob Myers. Rob will be familiar to many of you as an active member of the CC Community. In 2004, Rob’s art was the first exhibition of CC-licensed art. Rob has spent the last 8 years working in the free software community. He will be working closely with CC staff, partners, and the community on the myriad of technical solutions that the commons needs, but working especially closely with our education team on supporting the technical needs of the educational output of CC. You’ll find Rob along…
  • CC Global Summit 2015: Seoul, October 15-17

    Ryan Merkley
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    After an exhaustive process, we’re proud to announce that the 2015 CC Global Summit will be in Seoul, South Korea. The CC Korea team put forward an exciting bid, and have proven their experience and skill at planning conferences. I have every confidence that they’ll be a great partner in producing the conference. In addition, this year marks their 10th anniversary, so we will be able to celebrate their accomplishments with our international community. The conference will run from Thursday Oct. 15 to Saturday Oct. 17, 2015. We will put out a public call for papers and workshops…
  • Great news for the commons: Flickr now supports CC0 and the CC Public Domain Mark

    Ryan Merkley
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:11 pm
    ( CC0 and Public Domain Mark) Today we’re extremely pleased to announce that Flickr now allows its users to share images under CC0, Creative Commons’ international public domain dedication. Flickr also announced they will allow users to share work in the public domain using our Public Domain Mark (PDM). Flickr is the largest repository of CC-licensed photos on the web, and CC0 and the Public Domain Mark will give creators even more ways to share their works and those in the public domain to expand the commons. Why is this big news for Flickr and Creative Commons? CC0 maximizes the…
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    Copyright Litigation Blog

  • Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith Speakers:Hon. Barbara JaffeActing Justice, Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, New York, NYRaymond J. Dowd, Esq.Partner-Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NYThis free course, which includes lite dinner, is offered ONLY to our current members and is sponsored by NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONWHERE:Monroe College, GADDY HALL, 380 Main Street, New…
  • European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome Cocktail ReceptionFriday, June 26, 20157:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Assistant Dean Vera Bullock7, Rue du Perche 75003 Paris ComplimentaryAcademic ProgramSaturday, June 27, 20159:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Registration 10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. - ProgramSorbonne Law School Pantheon BuildingSalle 1 (2nd Floor)12, Place du Pantheon75005 ParisFeaturing:Dean…
  • Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
       Looted Masterpieces:The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen ArtMay 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Presented by Raymond J. Dowd    This seminar will give attendees an overview about art looting during the Second World War and how sales of stolen works bankrolled large parts of the Nazi war machine. Attendees will also learn about laws that were passed in the wake of the looting, to return stolen art to its rightful owners, and the extent to which those laws have…
  • The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Camille Pissaro - La Bergere Rentrant des MoutonsThe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has remanded a case against the University of Oklahoma brought by a Jewish woman seeking the return of a painting by Camille Pissaro that had been stolen by the Nazis from her father.This case is one of a wave in the United States where museums have asserted statutes of limitations to hold artwork that the museums know to be stolen from Jewish families.  This violates an international agreement that the United States signed in 1998 known as the Washington Conference Principles…
  • Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association

    9 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.  With last year’s film Monuments Men, the upcoming Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and with the documentary The Rape of Europa on PBS, the story of Adolph Hitler’s art looting program is finally gaining Hollywood’s attention. A find of 1,400 artworks in Munich last year in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of one of Hitler’s art dealers, raised an international firestorm. But the unfinished business of World War II remains unfinished, with governments and families continuing to…
 
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    Coyle's InFormation

  • The 50's were a long decade

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Born in 1949, I grew up in the 50's. Those were the days of Gracie Allen ("Say goodnight, Gracie." "Goodnight, Gracie."), Lucille Ball, and Alice of the Honeymooners, for whom "To the moon, Alice!" did not mean that she could ever be astronaut. These were the models for the 1950's woman.I was always bright and precocious. Before starting kindergarten I taught myself to read the Dick and Jane books that were being read to me. My parents didn't believe that I could read so they bought a book I had never seen and I read it to them. From then on my mother's mantra was, "Karen, no one is ever…
  • Come in, no questions asked

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    by Eusebia Parrotto, Trento Public Library*He is of an indeterminate age, somewhere between 40 and 55. He's wearing two heavy coats, one over the other, even though it's 75 degrees out today (shirt-sleeve weather) and a large backpack. He's been a regular in the library for a couple of months, from first thing in the morning until closing in the evening. He moves from the periodicals area along the hall to the garden on fair weather days. Sundays, when the library is closed, he is not far away, in the nearby park or on the pedestrian street just outside.I run into him at the coffee vending…
  • Real World Objects

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    I was asked a question about the meaning and import of the RDF concept of "Real World Object" (RWO) and didn't give a very good answer off the cuff. I'll try to make up for that here. The concept of RWO comes out of the artificial intelligence (AI) community. Imagine that you are developing robots and other machines that must operate within the same world that you and I occupy. You have to find a way to "explain," in a machine-operational way, everything in our world: stairs and ramps, chairs and tables, the effect of gravity on a cup when you miss placing it on the table, the stars, love and…
  • This is what sexism looks like #2

    10 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Libraries, it seems, are in crisis, and many people are searching for answers. Someone I know posted a blog post pointing to community systems like Stack Overflow and Reddit as examples of how libraries could create "community." He especially pointed out the value of "gamification" - the ranking of responses by the community - as something libraries should consider. His approach was that it is "human nature" to want to gain points. "We are made this way: give us a contest and we all want to win." (The rest of the post and the comments went beyond this to the questions of what libraries should…
  • Multi-Entity Models.... Baker, Coyle, Petiya

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Multi-Entity Models of Resource Description in the Semantic Web: A comparison of FRBR, RDA, and BIBFRAMEby Tom Baker, Karen Coyle, Sean PetiyaPublished in: Library Hi Tech, v. 32, n. 4, 2014 pp 562-582 DOI:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0081Open Access PreprintThe above article was just published in Library hi Tech. However, because the article is a bit dense, as journal articles tend to be, here is a short description of the topic covered, plus a chance to reply to the article.We now have a number of multi-level views of bibliographic data. There is the traditional "unit card" view, reflected in MARC,…
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    Plagiarism Today

  • 3 Count: Shark Fin Soup

    Jonathan Bailey
    1 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Grooveshark Music-Sharing Service Closes Down First off today, the BBC is reporting that music-streaming service Grooveshark has shuttered its doors as part of a settlement with the major record labels. Grooveshark was a service that considered itself a YouTube for audio, allowing users to upload tracks for others to listen to. However, invariably the site became filled with copyright-infringing audio, leading to various lawsuits being filed by the record labels. While Grooveshark claimed that it was protected…
  • Where Valve Went Wrong

    Jonathan Bailey
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Video game developer and retailer Valve has had a very rough week. It began with what they thought would be a major boon for players and developers alike as they announced paid mods for the popular game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be made available over Valve’s Steam game distribution platform. Skyrim had long been one of the most popular game for the modding community and Valve worked tirelessly with Bethesda, the developers of the game, to set up a system through which mods could be legally sold. But, almost as soon as the announcement was made, a backlash began to grow. Members of…
  • 3 Count: Buttered Popcorn

    Jonathan Bailey
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Piracy App Popcorn Time Ordered Blocked by U.K. Court First off today, Todd Spangler at Variety reports a United Kingdom chancery court has ordered all major Internet service providers in the country to block access to four Popcorn Time variants. Popcorn Time is an open source project to emulate the ease of search and streaming found in products like Netflix and Hulu for BitTorrent, making it easy to locate and stream copyright infringing films and TV shows. The project is open source and has spawned a series…
  • How to Prove Plagiarism

    Jonathan Bailey
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Plagiarism is a very serious allegation and whether you are a student in school, a professional in the field or a creative trying to promote your work, a single allegation of plagiarism can severely damage or ruin your career. This puts a strong light on the question of how do we prove it? After all, plagiarism is not a “bright line” offense, but rather, is an infinite shade of grays ranging from “completely original” to “completely plagiarized” Showing and proving when a particular act of unattributed copying is a plagiarism is not a simple matter. However, this is an area that…
  • 3 Count: Proactive Fight

    Jonathan Bailey
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Showtime & HBO Fight Streaming Sites Over Mayweather & Pacquiao Battle First off today, Dominic Patten at Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO and Showtime have filed a joint lawsuit against two John Doe defendants accused of operating sites that are planning on showing illegal streams of the upcoming Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight, which is scheduled for May 2nd. The fight is a joint effort from the two competing networks and is easily one of the most anticipated boxing matches in over a…
 
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    Beyond the Book

  • The Enormous School Library

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    3 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The explosive growth of the e-books marketplace has made available entire libraries of literature from around the world to anyone with a laptop computer, tablet or smartphone. As ever younger children bring digital devices into classrooms, though, the last frontier for e-reading is proving to be their teachers’ lesson plans. Education, technology, and entrepreneurship intersect in the person of Jason Singer, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Curriculet, an innovative e-reading platform for K-12 teachers and pupils. Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core…
  • A BookExpo For Trade and Consumers

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    On May Day 2015, the workers of the book publishing business in this country face an uncertain future. Of one thing only can they sure: That just like so many May flowers, BookExpo America will soon open its colorful show in New York. Running from May 27 through May 29, the trade book show elements are only a part of what BEA has become in the digital age. The newly- expanded BookCon takes over on the weekend, though the trade exhibit floor will remain open for any publishers and exhibitors who want direct access to consumers. “The distinct separation of BookCon, with its consumer focus,…
  • What’s Next For OA?

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Open Access publishing models are a business reality in 2015 for an ever-growing number of scientific and scholarly publishers. Article Processing Charges (APCs) are making OA possible, but the revolutionary changes propelled by Open Access business models touch every aspect of publishing. New customers. New operations. New compliance requirements. New problems. The OA Challenge in 2015 is to identify end-to-end solutions that manage the change, minimize the business burden, and maximize the publishing results. Recorded at the 2015 London Book Fair, thought leaders and executives from across…
  • From STM, Tech Trends for 2015

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    At its annual spring conference in Washington last week, the STM Association launched Technology Trends for 2015. Members of STM’s Future Lab Committee earlier had met to identify issues and challenges in scholarly and scientific publishing, then forecast areas of highest concern. Three areas specifically were cited: The rise of data as first-class research object; the positioning of the journal article at the center of a “hub and spoke” publishing model including video, graphs and tables, and various digital artifacts; and heightened attention by authors and researchers to their…
  • Indie Authors Get A Bookstore

    rob@burstmarketing.com (BurstMarketing)
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In 2015, the opening of an independent bookstore is an event rare enough to attract attention from bystanders – rather like spotting a vintage automobile with shiny chrome bumpers and flashy fins sailing through your town’s streets. When the Gulf Coast Bookstore flung open its doors in Fort Myers, Florida, the attention was even greater than usual. On its bookshelves were the works of independent authors and not those from the established publishing houses of the Big Five and others. “All we’ve heard about self-publishing for the last few years is that it is digital—that e-books are…
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    DigitalKoans

  • Digital Curation News (4/4/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    4 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Fast an Made to Last: Academic Blogs Look to Ensure Long-Term Accessibility and Stability of Content Free Webinar Series: Digital Preservation with ArchivesDirect: Ready, Set, Go! Introduction to Audio Visual Digitization Digital Curation Workflow and Tools National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York 2015 Resident Applicants 2015/16 Residency (NDSR Boston) Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation […]
  • Scholarly Communications Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    4 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    The Memorial University of Newfoundland is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian. Here's an excerpt from the ad: Memorial University is seeking an energetic and resourceful librarian to provide leadership in developing, managing and promoting the Libraries' scholarly communications and copyright initiatives. Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap
  • Elsevier: "Unleashing the Power of Academic Sharing"

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    4 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Elsevier has released "Unleashing the Power of Academic Sharing." Here's an excerpt: Elsevier's updated sharing and hosting policies explain how articles published with Elsevier may be shared and made available. These provide a more clear and consistent framework that is aligned with the rest of the publishing industry, and which is based on feedback from […]
  • University Systems Librarian, Digital Initiatives at CUNY

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    4 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    CUNY is recruiting a University Systems Librarian, Digital Initiatives. Here's an excerpt from the ad: The Office seeks a University Systems Librarian specializing in Digital Initiatives to provide technical expertise and guidance for CUNY's cloud-based Institutional Repository, digital collections and shared responsibility for CUNY's discovery service. Reporting to the University Director of Library Systems, the […]
  • Ann D. Thornton Named as Columbia University’s University Librarian and Vice Provost

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
    4 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ann D. Thornton has been named as Columbia University's University Librarian and Vice Provost. Here's an excerpt from the announcement: "Columbia's library system is a dynamic academic resource that is at the very core of our teaching and research missions," [Columbia University President Lee] Bollinger said. "Ann's broad experience is ideally suited to the task […]
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    Digitization 101

  • LARC: Creating Sparks that Light Our Profession

    30 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Today (April 30) I gave the keynote address for the Library Association of Rockland County (NY) bi-annual conference in Suffern, NY.  Below is the description of my talk and my written text.  While I didn't give the talk exactly as written (in fact, I rearanged it!), I promised Tracy Allen (president of LARC) to post this, so she could share it with others.Description:  That spark that lights our profession is innovation and, without it, our profession will become irrelevant.   With innovation, we will continue to meet the needs of our communities.  Our…
  • LARC: Tech for Teens: After School Program Apps for Teens and Tween Librarians

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Claire Moore from Darien (CT) Public Library  They infused technology into their new building, for example in the children's area:Mounted iPadsEarly literacy iPadsiPad storytime integration including Spanish language storytimeIn addition they circulate iPads.Creation in the library for children and caregivers:STEMArt seriesBook groups Collaboration with MoMA (Museum of Modern Art):Museum passesArt tablets for adults Artist space - artist in residenceSpecial programsArt eBooksCan they fuse Art and technology together to allow children to express themselves creatively?What is…
  • LARC: Digital Storytime: What will work for your patrons

    30 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Amanda Schiavulli from the Finger Lakes Library System is presenting at the Library Association of Rockland County (NY) Conference.All Tablet Tales resources are available at http://www.flls.org/storytimeresources/#tablettales. Amanda's presentation will be on this website.Family Literacy Grant, 2013-2016 - Summer Reading at NY Libraries through Public Library Sustems:Year 1 - Unbound Media - used various PlayawaysYear 2 - Tablet Tales - iPads Year 3 - GamingIn year 2, FLLS hired a trainer and found other resources:Http://little lit.comhttps://anneslibrarylife.wordpress.comFLLS has…
  • CILDC : National Digital Stewardship Residency Program

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Kristopher Nelson and George CoulbourneGeorge Coulbourne - Library of Congress Began planning the residency in 2013.  The NDSR pilot was had 10 residents,who have not been out of school for more than two years.  Began with a two week immersion program, then a nine months program,in cousin professional development and conference attendance. The NDSR mission:Create a community of professionalsAdvance our capabilitiesMake continuing accessible digital materials84% of institutions has digital content that must remains accessible, but on 33% had dedicated staff for digital preservation.
  • CILDC : Game-based Learning

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    M.J. D'EliaMJ D'Elia - University of GuelphConfessions:He is not a gamerHe has read a few books on this topicHe doesn't like the word "gamification"Warnings:He is not arguing for games and learningHe is not going to make best practice recommendationsHis ideas are highly speculativeHad taught and tried to be engaging.  He decided to learn more about engaged learning and read:Reality is BrokenPlay at WorkWhat is alternate reality gaming (ARG)? Immersive game, networked narrative, chaotic fiction....An example....The Beast - the viral marketing campaign for the movie A.I.   This was a…
 
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    Dear Rich: An Intellectual Property Blog

  • Songs About Twitter

    The Dear Rich Staff
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I'm a composer looking to set texts from blog/Facebook/Twitter posts. Probably 20-30 words from each post, woven together in a musical work. My question is are posts made on social media sites considered public domain? If not, does fair use come into play here since I'm using so few words from each post and weaving them together into a new and unique work? We think you should proceed with your project. Here are some rules to guide the process:Short phrases are not protected under copyright. That's right, copyright does not protect short phrases. The trouble is that nobody is…
  • Hockey History Book: What Can I Use?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I am writing a hockey history book and would love to include photos of players and memorabilia, but I don't know how I can do this while keeping my costs low, and making sure I don't use someone else's photos illegally. What if, for example, I buy an original photo (like a press photo)? Can I legally use this in my book or do I need to get permission from the photographer? Also, if it is an old hockey card from the 1970s, can I scan it and put it in my book since I paid for the hockey card and it is mine? What about memorabilia? If I take a picture, for example, of an old ticket…
  • Generic Soccer Balls

    The Dear Rich Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: (1) My understanding is that the word "soccerball is in the public domain and can't be registered as a trademark, am I right? (2) What about if someone invents a sport? Does the inventor of the sport get trademark rights? (1) Terms that are generic for the goods or services are not registrable on either the Principal or the Supplemental Register under any circumstances. So, Soccer Ball" can't be registered as a trademark for soccer balls. But it can be registered as a trademark for other products, for example, bubble gum.(2) You wouldn't get trademark rights for…
  • Wants to License Oral Histories

    The Dear Rich Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I founded a nonprofit that is an archive of oral histories. A European museum wanted to feature three stories from my project in an exhibition. They asked me under what conditions I'd allow use of material belonging to the nonprofit and whether my license would also cover the rights of the three stories in particular. Since this is the first time I've had to seriously consider how to protect my work I'm unsure as to what I should request to ensure my work is safe. The answer depends on what rights you have to license. We reviewed your standard release and it authorizes your…
  • Who Periscoped My Game of Thrones?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I have a basic understanding of copyright law, and my impression is that certain types of live-streaming could be defended as fair use -- for instance, if someone Periscoped "Game of Thrones" while offering a live critique of it. Or maybe if someone Periscoped a group of friends watching the show. My question is – at what point, if any, does live-streaming become “transformational”?"Periscoping" refers to live streaming via the Periscope app to friends, and we doubt whether transmitting a complete episode of "Game of Thrones" would qualify as a transformative use,…
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  • Live Streaming Apps: Piracy’s New Frontier?

    Gordon Platt
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    If you observed any of the coverage of last month’s South by Southwest gathering, it’s likely you came across the tech world’s hot new app, Meerkat. It allows iOS users to live stream video direct from their mobile device, creating a new category of content that falls somewhere between social media and a scheduled event broadcast. Whether or not Meerkat succeeds, the category it creates will continue to blossom. Twitter has already launched a competing service, Periscope, and shut off Meerkat’s access to its firehose of user data. This immediate race to build a user…
  • New Coalition Highlights Piracy’s Impact on Independents

    Gordon Platt
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    If seasonal Game of Thrones piracy shows us the pervasive impact of content theft at the big budget end of the spectrum, a new coalition of smaller production companies aims to tell us what’s going on at the independent end. The Internet Security Task Force sounds like something that could come right from a movie about cyber crime, but in reality will form the latest effort by less well-known filmmakers and studios to convince consumers of the damage piracy does to their business. As in any anti-piracy effort the remit will be broad, as no individual measure holds the key to moving…
  • Time to Bury the Bureaucracy of Removing Pirated Content

    Gordon Platt
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    When any Internet intermediary claims it’s too much of a burden to address requests for removing pirated content via sites or links they host, laugh gently (or loudly in their face, if it’s particularly egregious) and tell them to consider the beleaguered rights holder. Almost two decades on from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the real burden still remains on creators to manage almost every aspect of removing unlicensed content. From identification and alerting intermediaries, to follow up and playing piracy whack-a-mole when it inevitably pops up somewhere else, the…
  • Under Scrutiny: Google’s Glaring Hypocrisy Over Innovation

    Gordon Platt
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    If there’s one thing Google likes to do, it’s to lecture other industries and organizations about innovation. The self-appointed arbiter of what constitutes advancement in any business sector selected for its glorious attention has been out in full force recently. Whether it’s informing U.S. cities that they should roll over for its Fiber product or writing juvenile rebuttals to media outlets that dare to challenge its supremacy, Google’s hubris appears to be growing by the day. Google: Errors, what errors? (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On the latter point, regarding the…
  • Taylor Swift’s Preemptive Porn Seizure Highlights TLD Issue

    Gordon Platt
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    .no top level domain (and also Taylor Swift’s message to potential trolls.) — Photo credit: Wikipedia) The news that Taylor Swift has been buying porn had headline writers in full creative flow yesterday, possibly overlooking the more important aspect of the underlying story. In the popular singer’s case it was taylorswift [dot] porn, a top-level domain (TLD) name that could have proved troublesome had her representatives left it unclaimed. She also snapped up the .adult version, leaving potential trolls to scour the less striking TLD’s that remain. If all of this…
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