Do more with other people’s content
By December 18, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Do more with other people’s content

It’s become amazingly easy to audio and video record events. Recognizing this, many events have embraced Creative Commons or a similar principle which allows participants to freely record, excerpt and even publish full recordings of presentations — presenters, of course, must buy in to the model. For the purpose of this post, lets call these […]

Posted in: Books, Content, Production
Change has come
By January 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Change has come

The swearing in of Barak Obama as President of the United States, today, has brought with it many changes that haven’t enjoyed the publicity they deserve.  Perhaps things would be different if this were a slow news day. Thanks to Andy Kaplan-Myrth for bringing this to my attention. From the newly launched whitehouse.gov website, comes […]

Posted in: Legal, Licensing
What does ‘non-commercial use’ mean to you?
By December 4, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

What does ‘non-commercial use’ mean to you?

Creative Commons is conducting a study of what ‘non-commercial use’ of a creative work means to people.  I was involved in a discussion on this topic some time ago when Bob Goyetche and I learned that podcast.com was applying advertising to our our content on their site (see Is podcast.com making money from your podcast). […]

Is podcast.com making money from your podcast?
By October 14, 2008 10 Comments Read More →

Is podcast.com making money from your podcast?

Last week I received a series of emails from Glenn Gaudet of Podcast.com.  Each email was specific to a different podcast that I produce.  I followed the link to one of my podcasts on their site and found six sizable advertisements flashing around a small window containing episodes of my podcast. I was more than […]

Would a Privacy Commons be beneficial?
By March 15, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

Would a Privacy Commons be beneficial?

Following the Facing up to Facebook session at the University of Ottawa on Wednesday, Bob LeDrew and I chatted for quite a while about the privacy implications of social media. Specifically, we talked about services like Facebook and how they exploit trust and personal information for corporate gains — their own and their clients’. These […]

Defining Moments: Creative Commons licensing
By November 23, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Defining Moments: Creative Commons licensing

The latest issue of Podcast User Magazine includes a photo of me, taken by Steve Garfield, as the header for my Defining Moments column. While I submitted the photo as a candidate for the header, I didn’t expect it to run without a credit. More importantly, use of the photo without clearing it with Steve […]

Facebook Privacy petition group hits 10,141 members
By November 22, 2007 5 Comments Read More →

Facebook Privacy petition group hits 10,141 members

As of this morning, the Petition: Facebook, stop invading my privacy! group has 10,141 members. At some point the group should get the attention of the powers-that-be of Facebook and their advertisers. I have joined the group and signed the associated petition because I can see how Facebook is bending a number of social rules […]

Posted in: Adoption, Social Media, Tools
Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download
By June 30, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download

The Canadian Podcasting Legal Guide was unveiled by Andy Kaplan-Myrth and Kathi Simmons at Podcasters Across Borders and is now available for download (in html and pdf) from the Creative Commons Canada site. The presentation by Andy and Kathi will be available for download on the Canadian Podcast Buffet in the next two weeks.