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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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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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Deep Design Turns Chaos Into Curation: Thomas Goetz [Video]

Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED discusses "How to Spot the Future"."
Robin Good's insight:

Last year, at the WIRED Business Conference 2012, Thomas Goetz, a Wired executive editor, presented on an interesting topic entitled: How To Spot the Future.

In it, he presented seven rules for identifying the trends, technologies and ideas that will change the world. An activity that Wired editors should supposedly be very good at.

Rule number six in Mr. Goetz presentation is "Demand Deep Design", an elegant way of saying that "curation" and the ability to do so effectively, is and will be a characterizing trait of companies capable of changing the world.

"Stripping away unnecessary info..."

"companies that help us organize our lives..."

"entities that help us understand information"

All these are all easily recognizable traits of those working, directly or indirectly, to help us better manage the large amount of information we are increasingly confronted with.

The ability to do so, is a "design ability", because it encompasses the whole purpose, reason to be and scope of an object, piece of information or tool.

And indeed, it looks like but inevitable (unavoidable), that those individuals and companies who will devise new and better ways to help us manage the info tsunami, will have a fast growing demand coming their way.

"Deep Design turns chaos into curation."

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