My wife would have killed me.
Yes, yes, I know I’ve been absent. Been playing Mr. Mom in D.C. As I’ve said before, traffic in D.C. sucks.
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay $1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter. — More.
When can news outlets use photos they find on Twitter? A $1.2 million jury awarded to a photographer over unauthorized use of photos from the Haiti earthquake is likely to give editors heartburn. — More.
In addition, Getty and AFP were also found to have violated a total of 16 counts (based on the eight images in question) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, for the amount of $400,000, according to Joseph Baio, Morel’s attorney. — More.
AFP obtained Morel’s eight photographs from the TwitPic account of a certain Lisandro Suero who had posted them on his own feed without crediting Morel or providing any restrictions on their use. — More.
The case is one of the first to address how images that individuals make available to the public through social media can be used by third parties for commercial purposes. — More.
The jury also said AFP and Getty had violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, for which they awarded Morel an additional $20,000. — More.
When I was at the KNS, I found it pretty easy just to ask permission to use a photo. I know, radical concept.
Mike Donila @MikeDonila 9h
big congrats to the local media for getting for pushing a story that could have waited a day. How does it feel to lose @wate @knoxnews
Mike Donila @MikeDonila 10h
who gets arrested http://www.wbir.com/story/news/investigations/2013/10/18/clerk-joy-mccroskey/3009981/the BIG SCOOP where you at @6News
Mike Donila @MikeDonila 12h
@jamiescoop If I unfollow you then you will drop.LOL
Sit back and pass the popcorn.
In addition to the Green blog, Media Decoder and The Choice (about getting into and financing college) have disappeared. Dozens of Times blogs remain, but more will be eliminated, as Joe Pompeo of Capital New York reported this week. He wrote that “a decision has been made to pull the plug on most, if not all of The Times’s sports blogs. — More.
No doubt we’ll see newspapers across the country continue to evaluate the value of social media as they continue to evolve. I strongly suspect other papers will follow NYT’s actions. More and more it’s all about revenue and resources. In Knoxville, though, I don’t see the KNS pulling back on a successful social media strategy, especially sports blogs. For the NYT, sports are not nearly as a priority as they are at the KNS. Having said that, again it’s all about the bottom line. Stay tuned.
In this case, the potential gain comes in the form of improving the viewer’s reputation among friends and family, for example. Thus, it behooves advertisers to create videos that not only will make the product look good but, if shared, will make the viewer look good, too. — More.
Well, duh. Why do you think people starting blogging more than a decade ago? Social media are full of egos. Sharing is simply an extension of that.
I’ll be updating here as I see interesting stuff. Meanwhile, anybody want two eight-year-olds. No, really. I’ll pay you to come and get them.
“SocialSocializing will re-revolutionize the social-media revolution in a revolutionary new fashion that re-engages consumer engagement engagingly.”
“We just want to provide accurate information to our citizens and this is one more way we can do that,” said Holden. — More.
Someone is going to be mighty busy. I can see budget discussions in their future concerning additional employees.
People in the state of California can rest easy tonight knowing that this morning, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that protects university officials and employers from requiring applicants to give up their email and social media account passwords. — More.