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Tuesday, February 12, 2002

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Post Copyright

Copyright was originally designed to allow the creator of an original work or a new expression of an idea a limited length of time to cash in on their labors before it was placed in the public domain. This system allowed protection for the creator and to insure that the public had continuing access to these works and ideas to create new works and to form a collective volume of of these works for future creators, students, scholars, artists and folks like you and I.

The United States Congress at the urging of the traditional media

Lawrence Lessig is starting a new venture in copyright.
Creative Commons is this new venture to bring copyright back to sanity.

Stanford professor and author Lawrence Lessig plans a legal insurrection
read here - go there
Source: SFGate.com

What's a Thumbnail Department

In a related copyright matter, photo thumbnails have been declared as fair use, and using the original fullsize image is not. We knew that all along.

"Search engines can display "thumbnails," but not full-sized images of copyrighted works on their Web sites, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday."
"Setting parameters for copyright infringement on the Internet, the court found that reproducing photographs to create thumbnail images is a fair use of the material, but displaying full-sized images violates the copyright owner's exclusive right to publicly display his works."

Bigger Not Better With Copyrighted Web Photos
read here - go there
Source: Law.Com

Trusting Branding

Branding is another issue that has carried over from Madison Avenue, and has spilled onto the web like poison in a well. Branding is the concept that an Icon or Name will inspire us to buy whatever is being sold by the branded company.

David Walker presents an opinion on trust.

Trust: it's about good experience over time
read here - go there
Source: Lighthouse on the web

p i x e l v i e w

You are reading and understanding this because at somepoint a librarian gave you a hand.
Librarians don't just shoosh and stamp anymore. Meet The Rogue Librarian.
Carrie Bickner is our latest p i x e l v i e w.

p i x e l v i e w - Carrie Bickner
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