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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Consortium's user-generated content principles extend far beyond fair use

"As we reported earlier today, a group of major players in the video content area have banded together to come up with a set of user-generated content principles. Using the oddly-capitalized tag "Encourage creativity. Respect Intellectual Property,""

"The problem with relying on filters is that they don't "get" fair use. Filters can't distinguish between outright copyright infringement and the legitimate use of short sections of copyrighted material for parody, criticism, or educational purposes."


New copyright consortium looks to set agenda for handling online video

"Media companies including Viacom, Microsoft, MySpace, Fox, NBC, and CBS have joined forces to develop a common standard for handling copyrighted video online."



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