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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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August 14, 2013 12:23 PM!

How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online |

How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online | | Content Curation World |
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.
Robin Good's insight:

Peter Wayner on Wired ponders the issue of fair use from a small, independent publisher point of view and asks some really good questions about what Google could actually do to encourage and reward those who create and bring new insight to the internet — not just those that remix it.

He writes: "What if the researchers at these companies could improve their bots enough for the algorithms to make intelligent decisions about fair use?

If their systems can organize the web and drive cars, surely they are capable of shouldering some of the responsibility for making smart decisions about fair use.

Such tools could help identify blogs or websites that borrow too aggressively from other sites. The search engines that are crawling the net could then use that information to flag sites that cross the line from fair use into plagiarism.

Google, for example, already has tools that find music in videos uploaded to YouTube, and then shares the revenue with the creators.


The fair-use algorithms could also honor what the artist wants — for instance, some artists want to be copied. In these cases, a markup language that enumerates just how much the artist wants to encourage fair use could help provide that choice.

That way, those who want rampant copying could encourage it while those who want to maintain exclusivity could dial back the limits."

I can't but agree 110% with these suggestions.

As a curator I feel that there is a strong need for policing fair use and for greater transparency by those who choose to re-use other people content.

I am not for laws, and fines, but yes I am for tools that could tell me who is being fair in re-using and crediting / licensing other people's work, and who is not. Such tools could also motivate me to create more original visual work without fearing that other people would just steal it and re-use it as theirs.

Excellent suggestions. Recommended. Good questions being asked. 9/10

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Asil's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:43 PM

I love the idea of fair-use algorithms, programmed to respect the meta-data tags of uploaded content. 

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February 21, 2013 6:11 AM!

Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-World Examples

Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use  in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-World Examples | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Pawan Deshpande of Curata has published an excellent piece on "fair use", "copyright" and "ethics" as they relate to content curation.

He not only provides some valuable basic information, but it goes the extra mile by re-sharing 12 best practices originally published by Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab while adding his own commentary and advice, and his own 7 real-world web examples highlighting mostly "what is best not to do" when it comes to republishing, citing and crediting other people work.

Recommended. Lots of useful information. 8/10

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:09 PM

with the increase in mash-up content, the issues of IP such as this would need our attention and commonsense.

Media&Learning's curator insight, February 28, 2013 3:40 AM

Features, best practices, copyright, use and examples of content curation. Basically everything it is useful to know about content curation. Plenty of useful information.

Original scoop by Robin Good,

Author: Pawan Deshpande of Curata

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Mary Dawson's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:39 AM

I am very aware of the fact that I am using a digital curation site to highlight external resources about images and Copyright and therefore it seems sensible to highlight some of the pitfalls of this approach.  I note that the example does not come out of this too well!

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July 22, 2013 4:43 AM!

Copyright: Key Differences Between Derivative and Transformative Appropriation

Duration: 15':51"

Robin Good's insight:

Here's an interesting TEDx video, "Copyright and the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction given by Eric Doeringer, in which he makes the distinction between derivative and transformative appropriation.

Derivative appropriation is rather straightforwardly enough where no significant change is made to the work, where profit is sought from the work as it already exists and where it’s final use evidently impacts the ability of the original creator to profit from their work. This is fairly self-evidently wrong.

The definitions of transformative appropriation are more unclear, but broadly speaking it is appropriation in which the work is changed to some extent."

Source: Lewis Bush - The Right To Copy

If you buy a piece of art what can you do with it?

When, by using other people work inside your own are you actually breaking copyright laws?

Lots of interesting real-world examples illustrating issues relating to copyright, artwork ownership, "fair use" and reproducing other people's work in the digital age, explained in less than 16 mins and in simple terms.

Informative. Examples-rich. Useful. 8/10

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

imagine as visual technology continue to progresses? can copyright be eventually obsolete? as it will be just too complicated, confusing and expensive to deal with? curious.

Seth Bell's curator insight, March 22, 2014 7:04 AM

A concise and neatly presented 'Brief History' of Appropriation and the issues surrounding copyright laws.