Position Announcement: Yale Information Society Project Fellowships

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is seeking applicants for 2009-2010 postdoctoral fellowships.  The ISP resident fellowships are designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service…

A Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

http://blip.tv/play/AdmOeIz4Yw Educators often use (or want to use) copyrighted materials from mass media and popular culture in building students’ critical thinking and communication skills. For example, I often have students analyze a particular website or a television ad to identify…

Open Questions on Wikia Search, Advertising, and User Privacy

I think we've all heard now that Jimbo Wales has set his sights on creating a search engine to rival Google, Yahoo and the rest of the gang. It is currently under development as Wikia Search (but I'm guessing the…

iTunes Now Asks for Consent Before Collecting Data

Following up on the earlier story about the new Apple iTunes MiniStore feature that collects and sends user data to Apple, Cory Doctorow reports that iTunes now asks for explicit user consent before activating this feature: The MiniStore was switched…