week 8 – the legal environment

Posted on 20 May 2008. Filed under: Class Notes |

– Ethics, copyright and other laws
– Should political/news bloggers have a code of ethics?
– Technologies: Creative Commons License

Student Readings (we will discuss both on Thursday)

  1. (Nicole B) Blood, R. (2002). Weblog Ethics. In The Weblog Handbook. Perseus Books Group.
  2. (Khairun) Lessig, L. 1999. Chapter 1 and 5. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books [eReserve]

Lecture (ppt)

Lab

  1. Creating and displaying a CC license for your blog.
    * Pick your license
    * This is the link for attribution/non-commercial bug: http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc/3.0/us/88×31.png
    * This is the link for attribution/non-commercial/share alike bug:
    http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-sa/2.5/es/88×31.pngPaste this code into the text box of the widget (pdf)
  2. Embedding an image (the old step-by-step)
  3. Peer responses to last week’s discussion summaries
    1. (Jason) Thompson, M. (2006, March 22). Why On Demand Changes Everything. Speech.
      Respondents: Faith, KC, Kendra, NicoleB, Sammi, Sara, WhitneyB
    2. (Sara) Yung, J. (2008, Jan 24). Newspapers Use YouTube Video Previews To Attract Readers. Online Journalism Review.
      Respondents: Jason, Jessica, Khair, Lorin, NicoleC, WhitneyT

Due Thursday The Analytical Post (the first step to an effective soap box blog)

Also For Thursday:

Should bloggers adopt a code of ethics similar to SPJ code of ethics or the PRSA code of ethics?

Come prepared to defend your position!

  • Pro: Faith, KC, Kendra, NicoleB, Sammi, Sara, WhitneyB
  • Con: Jason, Jessica, Khair, Lorin, NicoleC, WhitneyT

This is an example of how to insert an image.

 

 

Testing MSIE 7.0.5730.11.

  • I can see code in HTML view.
  • I can embed an image, but MSIE loses focus and puts the image in the upper left-hand corner of the post, regardless of where I have the cursor.
  • I can hand-code an image (see below).

 
kathy's southpark image, hand coded

 

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