Items tagged with bloggers

In early 2010, a brand-new company named Righthaven began cutting deals with newspapers by promising to safeguard their content online. Said protection consists of suing anyone and everything for so-called copyright infringement, even in situations where no sane judge would rule infringement had taken place. Now the tables have turned; Righthaven is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by the 57 Colorado-based companies it's sued for infringement. (As of this writing, Righthaven has sued a total of 275 bloggers, news sites, and reporters). The list of abuses Righthaven has perpetrated would make... Read more...
You may recall earlier in the year the crackdown placed on bloggers by the military, who said that such blogging could pose a security threat by leaking sensitive wartime information.  Yet, haven't we seen huge amounts of sensitive information leaked on the Internet by government agencies?  (Nods head in agreement)  A series of audits has shown that official DoD websites pose far more of a threat than soldiers' blogs. The audits, performed by the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell between January 2006 and January 2007, found at least 1,813 violations of operational security policy on 878 official... Read more...
As strange as it might sound, there appears to be a group of bloggers who are actually attempting to form a union. At first, the idea sounds a bit odd, but on closer inspection of the situation, the idea may have some merit. To begin with, the situation is not at all unlike the organization of freelance writers in the early '80s. “Organizers hope a bloggers' labor group will not only showcase the growing professionalism of the Web-based writers, but also the importance of their roles in candidates' campaigns. "I think people have just gotten to the point where people... Read more...