The Bill of Rights A brief guide for citizen journalists and bloggers Target audience: Journalists, bloggers, nonprofits, cause organizations, NGOs, general public. Guest post by Mitch Ratcliffe RatcliffeBlog There is much that bloggers can learn from journalists, who have learned how to cause the most trouble possible without landing in jail over the course of … [Read more...] about How to prevent against online libel and defamation
[author]We're happy to launch today with the news that our lead developer, Esteban Panzeri (above), is releasing a new WordPress plug-in to the WordPress community. It's called Creative Commons Reloaded, and it lets individual blogs or group blogs assign Creative Commons licenses on a post-by-post basis. That's especially useful at sites like Socialbrite, where some of us … [Read more...] about Socialbrite releases Creative Commons plug-in
Fair use and 'free use': As a documentary filmmaker, when must I turn off my camera? Guest post by Peter Jaszi Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University The answers to some of filmmakers’ most common clearance questions don’t really lie in the realm of “fair use" at all, but fall under the heading of “free use." Some examples: Buildings that … [Read more...] about What is off-limits to a documentary filmmaker?
Shutterbugs have wide latitude to photograph strangers — but consider propriety as well as the law Target audience: Cause organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, journalists, general public. This is part of our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and create media. [author]When is it all right to take photos of strangers in … [Read more...] about Guide to shooting photos in public
The photographer's right: A downloadable flyer explaining your rights when confronted for photography Target audience: Cause organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, journalists, general public. This is part of our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and create media. The Photographer’s Right is a one-page printout on what the … [Read more...] about Your rights as a photographer