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How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online | Wired.com

How Google Could Really Help To Reward Original Image Authors Online | Wired.com | SocialMedia_me | Scoop.it
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:23 PM



Peter Wayner on Wired ponders the issue of fair use from a small, independent publisher point of view and asks some really good questions about what Google could actually do to encourage and reward those who create and bring new insight to the internet — not just those that remix it.


He writes: "What if the researchers at these companies could improve their bots enough for the algorithms to make intelligent decisions about fair use?


If their systems can organize the web and drive cars, surely they are capable of shouldering some of the responsibility for making smart decisions about fair use.


Such tools could help identify blogs or websites that borrow too aggressively from other sites. The search engines that are crawling the net could then use that information to flag sites that cross the line from fair use into plagiarism.


Google, for example, already has tools that find music in videos uploaded to YouTube, and then shares the revenue with the creators.


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The fair-use algorithms could also honor what the artist wants — for instance, some artists want to be copied. In these cases, a markup language that enumerates just how much the artist wants to encourage fair use could help provide that choice.


That way, those who want rampant copying could encourage it while those who want to maintain exclusivity could dial back the limits."


I can't but agree 110% with these suggestions.


As a curator I feel that there is a strong need for policing fair use and for greater transparency by those who choose to re-use other people content.


I am not for laws, and fines, but yes I am for tools that could tell me who is being fair in re-using and crediting / licensing other people's work, and who is not. Such tools could also motivate me to create more original visual work without fearing that other people would just steal it and re-use it as theirs.


Excellent suggestions. Recommended. Good questions being asked. 9/10


Full article: http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/08/some-arguments-about-fair-use-pit-humans-against-machines/




Asil's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:43 PM

I love the idea of fair-use algorithms, programmed to respect the meta-data tags of uploaded content. 

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How did my Google Reader logo become the

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Five years ago, I was wanting to install Google Reader on my desktop with Fluid but noticed I couldn’t find a good icon for it at all. So I made one, and posted it to Flickr.
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Google Doesn't Index Selectively Shared Posts

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Google+ posts you share with limited circles will not be showing in Google's non-personalised search results. What about the link value?

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:43 PM

So if you share posts on Google+ with only some of your circles, don't expect that Google will index your post.

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+ | SocialMedia_me | Scoop.it

It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.


Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.

Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.


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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:23 PM

It is now far more better!

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:52 AM

Succinct cheat sheet for Google + posting

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Social Media Infographic: Finding Your Way Around Google+

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Google kills Google Reader, says it will go offline on July 1, 2013

Google kills Google Reader, says it will go offline on July 1, 2013 | SocialMedia_me | Scoop.it
Google is shutting down more projects it considers distracting to core business. So far it has shut down 70 such apps and services, but it is Google Reader whose loss I bemoan.
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Google Officially Responds to Safari-Tracking Lawsuit

Google Officially Responds to Safari-Tracking Lawsuit | SocialMedia_me | Scoop.it
Google has filed a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit over its tracking of Safari users' browsing history on iPhones.
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