Big news for Bloggers today…
OK…so this news goes beyond bloggers. But with the flap over leaks of Apple’s trade secrets and the court ruling against bloggers and web site owners to cough up names, yesterday and today’s news from the Washington Post has two pretty fundamental and interesting news stories that I’d construe as good news:
- Creative Commons is Rewriting the Rules of Copyright. This is probably the best article I’ve seen yet on the actual impact of this strong new method of providing balanced protection along with fair and new use of content available digitally. This is a big deal for musicians, bloggers and others facing the death of the public domain due to draconian changes in copyright law.
- Fake News Gets White House OK (free registration required): The gist of this article is how the White House is and has taken some fundamental liberties with the gray line between “messaging” and unethical propaganda distribution. Big media is finally calling them on it as have the bloggers for some time. Of course, with the Jeff Gannon scandal still at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the motives of our current administration are rightfully suspect meaning our need for additional watchdogging is more important than ever.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.