Jason Lee Miller
September 2005: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) WebProNews Source Dec 30, 2008
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 30, 2008 Digg.com Suffers Under Regime Change: Powerdiggers Stealing Stories, Promoting Them
QUOTE: the average Digg user is. . .cheated. The image shows two Digg submissions with identical titles and thumbnails. The original submission, posted an hour before its duplicate, received only 21 diggs. The second, made popular by a so-called powerdigger made the front page with 2752 diggs.
WebProNews Dec 05, 2008 Is Google Sexist? Absence of one little word might say yes
QUOTE: Why does Google single out this one particular part as too sexually explicit to pass its filters, even if just for discussion, or to answer a question for someone too embarrassed to ask another human?
WebProNews Jun 16, 2008 Who Owns Blog Comments? It's a harder question than you think
QUOTE: The intuitive answer, an opinion shared by some prominent bloggers, is that once a commenter comments, they submit the comment with the knowledge they've lost control of that comment forever. Of course, there's more than one way to look at it, but there is also more than one platform (or publishing model) to consider, and at least a couple of legal aspects to explore.
WebProNews Jun 05, 2008 Bidding On Trademark Terms Okayed By Court
QUOTE: Another court has decided use of trademarked terms in metatags and keyword advertising does not constitute trademark infringement, but the issue is far from settled and only gets more complicated as more courts hear arguments from both sides.
WebProNews Aug 09, 2007 Scholars Push For Search Engine Regulation: Here's an idea sure to start some fires: Is it necessary to consider government regulation of search engines? Please hold your throwing-stones until the end
QUOTE: a natural oligarchy has developed whereby a few entities control what information is viewable to the public. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as the gatekeepers can be trusted. But there is an inherent possibility (and thus, temptation and motivation) that information can be manipulated to the benefit of the provider, or to the detriment of the competition.
WebProNews Jun 18, 2007 Lawyer Sues Lawyer For Online Rating System
QUOTE: a consumer website dedicated to rating lawyers...Avvo.com...[was] slapped with a class action lawyer-crafted nasty gram...[in] eight business days.
WebProNews Jan 30, 2007 Apple Ordered To Pay Legal Fees For Bloggers: A California court made it clear to Apple that if the company wanted to find out who leaked details of an in-development product to bloggers...
QUOTE: The case brought up several important questions related to the status of the blogosphere: Do bloggers qualify as journalists? Can blogs be considered news sites? Does a private company have the right to suspend the protection of journalistic sources guaranteed by the First Amendment?
WebProNews Nov 03, 2006 Does RSS Imply Permission To Reuse Content
QUOTE: With the advent of the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, copyright law got a lot trickier. Labeled "really simple stealing" by AOL's Jason Calacanis, there is still no clear-cut legal precedent about implied consent to repurpose syndicated content, but the legal system that protects search engines may also green-light spammy content aggregators.
WebProNews Aug 28, 2006 Podcasters' Guide To Avoiding Lawyers
QUOTE: The content producer is often without formal training and education. Worse, he typically doesn't have teams of lawyers to slap him on the wrists before they end up in court. Instead he has a fool for a lawyer, representing himself in Web 2.0 as publisher and litigator, without the credentials for either.
WebProNews Jul 27, 2006 US Passes Misleading Hyperlink Law: The US Congress passed a bill into law this week aimed at protecting children from online predators. The law dictates how hyperlinks and domain names leading to sex
QUOTE: The law, which also imposes stricter penalties and limitations on sex offenders, imposes jail time and fines on those who try to trick minors into viewing sexual content via misspelled domain names, search, and misleading hyperlinks. Links to such content will need to be clearly labeled as to the nature of it.
WebProNews Dec 20, 2005 Google Lyrics Search—Déjà Vu?
QUOTE: At what point has the music industry's fierce guarding of it's content gone too far? And how far does Fair Use protect Google as it seeks to index the world's information? The biggest blow-out of the year was between Google and publishers over the Google Book Search project. The next big blow-out may land Google in the sights of the music industry after the search company launched a music lyrics search function.
WebProNews Sep 20, 2005 Google Print Has Legal Support
QUOTE: Though copyright law predates the Internet, case law has been established regarding the indexing of copyrighted material, and it has come out in favor of the indexer. Publishers who have issues with Google's Print for Libraries project may end up with little more than hurt feelings.
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