Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Experts advise citizen journalists on copyright law, Digital Journal, 3/22/09

Via Digital Journal, By David Silverberg: Experts advise citizen journalists on copyright law:

"Media law can be confusing. Even for traditional print reporters, decoding the difference between libel and slander requires patience and education. And when it comes to online citizen reporting, the blurry distinction between what is legal to upload becomes even more paramount.

To help Digital Journalists define fair use and give tips on what to "borrow" from the Web, Digital Journal spoke to David Ardia, co-founder of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Centre. We also spoke to Canadian lawyer and professor Michael Geist to help Canadians understand the legal implications of their citizen media journalism, and why websites aren't responsible for what their users post."

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