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What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices

What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices
[So much of the web is built around aggregation — gathering together interesting and useful things from around the Internet and presenting them in new ways to an audience. It’s the foundation of blogging and social media. But it’s also the subject of much legal debate, particularly among the news organizations whose material is often what’s being gathered and presented. Kimberley Isbell of our friends the Citizen Media Law Project has assembled a terrific white paper on the current state of the law surrounding aggregation — what courts have approved, what they haven’t, and where the (many) grey areas still remain. You can get the full version of the paper (with footnotes) here; I’ve added some links for context. During the past decade, the Internet has become an important news source for most Americans. What is a news aggregator? Before tackling the legal questions implicated by news aggregators, we should first define the term. Can they do that? AFP v. Associated Press v. Copyright Related:  Curate Content ResearchCuration et droit

Museums and the Web 2010: Papers: Miller, E. and D. Wood, Recollection: Building Communities for Distributed Curation and Data Sharing Background The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress is an initiative to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content for current and future generations. It is based on an understanding that digital stewardship on a national scale depends on active cooperation between communities. The NDIIPP network of partners have collected a diverse array of digital content, including social science data-sets; geospatial information; Web sites and blogs; e-journals; audiovisual materials; and digital government records ( These diverse collections are held in the dispersed repositories and archival systems of over 130 partner institutions where each organization collects, manages, and stores at-risk digital content according to what is most suitable for the industry or domain that it serves. Specific goals for the Recollection project are to: Future Work

Vous reprendrez bien un peu de curation à la sauce juridique? Calimaq poursuit la réflexion entamée dans un premier billet « Propulsion, Curation, Partage ». Décidément, c'est fou toutes les discussions que suscitent ces liens que nous utilisons au quotidien pour les plus mordus d'info d'entre nous. Le billet que j’ai publié la semaine dernière : « Propulsion, Curation, Partage… et le droit dans tout ça ? » a suscité un certain nombre de réactions, commentaires, échanges, qui me donnent envie de prolonger la réflexion, en creusant plusieurs points sur lesquels on a attiré mon attention. Décidément, vous allez voir que la curation est un sujet d’une grande richesse juridique, mais d’une grande complexité également… L’épineuse question du droit applicable Dans mon billet, je pars du principe que le droit français est applicable aux pratiques de curation et de propulsion de contenus sur Internet. La question est assez difficile à trancher et renvoie aux règles relatives au droit applicable en matière de dommages causés en ligne. To LINK.

6 Facts About Content Curation and SEO You May Not Know If you struggle with providing a steady stream of fresh, relevant content for your website, you’re not alone. Perhaps one of the best ways to overcome this challenge, while also increasing the value you provide to your audience, is through the process of editorialized content curation. But while we know that this process (when done right) is beneficial in terms of driving traffic, extending reach and providing interesting and valuable content, what does Google think about content curation? Following are 6 facts about content curation and SEO you may not know – but that you really should if you’re going to use content curation as part of your own content strategy. 1. Curated content that is combined with original content can rank just as well as original content alone In tests performed over the course of several weeks, internet marketer Bruce Clay and his team decided to test various combinations of curated and original content to see how curation affected search engine rankings. 2. 3. 4.

Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 4: Process, Key Tasks, Workflow I have received a lot of emails from readers asking to illustrate more clearly what the actual typical tasks of a news curator are, and what are the tools that someone would need to use to carry them out. In Part 4 and 5 of this guide I am looking specifically at both the workflow, the tasks involved as well as at the attributes, qualities and skills that a newsmaster, or real-time news curator should have. 1. Identify NicheIdentify your specific topic-theme. The more specific, the better. Sequence your selected news stories to provide the most valuable information reading experience to your readers. There are likely more tasks and elements to the news curator workflow that I have been able to identify right here. Please feel free to suggest in the comment area, what you think should be added to this set of tasks. Photo credits:1.

Propulsion, Curation, Partage… et le droit dans tout ça Alors que Google vient d’annoncer le lancement de son bouton de partage +1, à l’image du fameux like de Facebook, la juriste Murielle Cahen publie sur le site Avocat Online une intéressante analyse, qui confronte ce type de fonctionnalités avec les principes du droit d’auteur à la française. Son raisonnement, finement nuancé, tend à prouver que plusieurs principes du droit d’auteur, et notamment le droit moral, fragilisent ces pratiques de propulsion des contenus en direction des réseaux sociaux. Cela dit, il me semble que son analyse gagnerait à être complétée par la prise en compte du droit de courte citation, ainsi que d’une jurisprudence récente rendue à propos de l’exception de revue de presse. J’aimerais aussi, au delà de la question des boutons de partage et de la propulsion élargir la réflexion au domaine des nouveaux outils de curation des contenus, qui soulèvent à mon avis des questions encore plus épineuses de respect du droit d’auteur. Sur le même thème

Digital Publishing: Curation vs Collection vs Experience Content curation can be a powerful way to serve those in your market, and establish a unique brand position that differentiates you from your competitors. Today, I want to explore that challenges of curation, and compare how it differs from merely ‘collecting.’ (Note: by curation, I mean to care for, and carefully select which content is shared, with the idea that removing something can sometimes make a collection even stronger.) Curation has been a big buzz word in online publishing for a long time now. While the word implies many great things: selecting only the greatest content for your audience – it can be a challenge for media companies to do this. With unlimited server space and free distribution, the temptation can be too great to share AS MUCH content as possible, with the theory that they are better serving the many sub-niches of their market. This can be easy to justify. This reminds me of a behavior pattern I have seen before: collections that people have as hobbies.

Knowledge extraction Knowledge extraction is the creation of knowledge from structured (relational databases, XML) and unstructured (text, documents, images) sources. The resulting knowledge needs to be in a machine-readable and machine-interpretable format and must represent knowledge in a manner that facilitates inferencing. Although it is methodically similar to information extraction (NLP) and ETL (data warehouse), the main criteria is that the extraction result goes beyond the creation of structured information or the transformation into a relational schema. Overview[edit] After the standardization of knowledge representation languages such as RDF and OWL, much research has been conducted in the area, especially regarding transforming relational databases into RDF, identity resolution, knowledge discovery and ontology learning. The following criteria can be used to categorize approaches in this topic (some of them only account for extraction from relational databases):[2] Examples[edit] XML[edit]

Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator * Update: I have a much lengthier updated post that incorporates the material below: Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics, & Fair Use Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator. The five recommendations are below. You can read the full article for the legal justifications for abiding by these practices. However, I have provided some reason on why you would want to follow these guidelines from a content marketing perspective: 1. Marketing reason: The more you link to third parties, the more likely they are to link back to you – which ultimately improves your SEO. 2. 3. 4. 5. *Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

Content Curation Guide for SEO - What, How, Why The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. When it comes to the Internet, I imagine it as the warehouse where the Ark is archived at the end of Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Ark is that outstanding content someone has produced and that no other will be able to see again, because it is forgotten and hidden between gazillions of other contents. Apart from the gigantic volume of pages present in the Internet, for a long time, search spam has been making the discovery of reliable sources difficult; and – let's be honest – Social Media has enhanced this issue, because it added even more noise and dispersion. To tell the truth, this problem is not new. What is Content Curation? Since the beginning of time, human beings have collected the best humanity has produced in art, literature, science; we invented the museums, the libraries, the Encyclopedia and have written essays and done research.

Knowledge retrieval Knowledge Retrieval seeks to return information in a structured form, consistent with human cognitive processes as opposed to simple lists of data items. It draws on a range of fields including epistemology (theory of knowledge), cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, logic and inference, machine learning and knowledge discovery, linguistics, and information technology. Overview[edit] In the field of retrieval systems, established approaches include: Data Retrieval Systems (DRS), such as database management systems, are well suitable for the storage and retrieval of structured data.Information Retrieval Systems (IRS), such as web search engines, are very effective in finding the relevant documents or web pages. Both approaches require a user to read and analyze often long lists of data sets or documents in order to extract meaning. The goal of knowledge retrieval systems is to reduce the burden of those processes by improved search and representation. References[edit]

Creating a Content Curation System and Increasing Social Media Productivity One of the most common questions we hear from prospects and clients is: How can you be effective with social media marketing while preventing it from being a major time sink? To be honest, this is a daily challenge even for us. The fact of the matter is social media marketing is very labor intensive and difficult to scale. Between upfront strategic planning, creating unique content that genuinely helps and engages people, and constantly monitoring customer feedback, time management quickly becomes a struggle. Creating a Content Curation System and Increasing Social Media Productivity Having simultaneously managed social media for Strategexe and multiple clients, I’ve been pushed to find the most efficient ways to stay on top of social media. Below is a description of how I find and organize content for social media updates, which you can easily use for your business! Setting Up a Content Curation System Finding Authoritative Sources Always measure the audience. Wrapping Things Up

The Accidental Taxonomist: Taxonomy Trends and Future What are the trends in taxonomies, and where is the field going? The future of taxonomies turned out to be a unifying theme of last week’s annual Taxonomy Boot Camp conference, in Washington, DC, the premier event in taxonomies, from its opening keynote to its closing panel. “From Cataloguer to Designer” was the title of the opening keynote, an excellent presentation by consultant Patrick Lambe of Straits Knowledge. He said that there are new opportunities for taxonomists, especially in the technology space, if they change their mindset and their role from that of cataloguers, who describe the world as it is, to that of designers, who plan things as they could be. The spread of greater understanding of taxonomies was a common theme of that panel. Looking to the future, the panelists’ shared predictions included greater use of linked data, taxonomy visualization, and text analytics. New trends and technologies were discussed in individual presentations, too.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried! Mindmap by Jane Genovese This morning I learned a new word for information overload – “content fried” from a colleague at the Packard Foundation. It resonated. We have so much content in our professional lives. I’m talking about the stuff we consume daily to keep inform of our professional field. Then there’s the whole other world of organizational content that you need to consume or create to get stuff done! For those of us who work on social media and networks, “content fried” is an occupational hazard. I’m finding that my learning and online work is a fast forward, swimming in the stream experience. Howard Rheingold calls this process managing your attention or “Infoattention” and it is what he has been teaching in his courses. I decided to spend a little bit time reflecting on the diagram and pull out some tips for re-learning focus: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction?

Knowledge tags Tagging was popularized by websites associated with Web 2.0 and is an important feature of many Web 2.0 services. It is now also part of some desktop software. A Description of the Equator and Some Otherlands, collaborative hypercinema portal, produced by documenta X, 1997. User upload page associating user contributed media with the term Tag. Online and Internet databases and early websites deployed them as a way for publishers to help users find content. Tagging has gained wide popularity due to the growth of social networking, photography sharing and bookmarking sites. Websites that include tags often display collections of tags as tag clouds. Many blog systems allow authors to add free-form tags to a post, along with (or instead of) placing the post into categories. An official tag is a keyword adopted by events and conferences for participants to use in their web publications, such as blog entries, photos of the event, and presentation slides. Others General