Rules for the RevolutionAuthor: Colette Vogele
17 Nov 2018

Rules for the Revolution

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Answering your questions about new media and the law.

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    R4R 022 - Orphan Works

    Guest: Alex Curtis of Public Knowledge In this episode, Colette interviews Alex Curtis, of Public Knowledge, a Washington-based advocacy group, about Orphan Works. Orphan Works is a problem in copyright law that Congress is trying to solve through newly proposed legislation. Alex provides us with some background on the problem, an overview of the different sides to the issue, and Public Knowledge's position on the pending legislation. The discussion covers views that are critical and in favor of the new legislation.

  • Posted on 04 Jul 2008

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    R4R 021 - Ambush Journalism

    Guest: Jeffrey Hermes practice ranges from advising media and corporate clients on content liability issues, to rapid-response intervention in high-profile litigation on behalf of various publishing and media clients, to complex corporate and intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in representing print, broadcast and Internet media clients in First Amendment and access-related matters in state and federal court, including successfully unsealing impounded government records, representing reporters being pressured to disclose their confidential sources and defending against defamation suits. Mr. Hermes has argued successfully before the trial court, Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also written and spoken frequently on the subject of podcasting publication and the law. Topic: Ambush Journalism. In this episode, I interview Jeffrey Hermes, a partner with Brown Rudnick, to discuss questions about “ambush journalism? and issues that video bloggers and new media producers should consider when going for that hard to get interview. Jeffrey defines ambush journalism, addresses questions of ethics, and offers many helpful guidelines for new media producers. Links for this Episode Society of Professional Journalists (ethics code) New York Times US Dept of State Handbook of Independent Journalism Center for Citizen Media The Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press DESCRIBE As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting. We are in the process of updating the guide and hope to publish version 2.0 by this summer. Credits: Josh Pike, Audio editor. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us. Special thanks to Paul Figgiani for bridging and recording the interview in this episode. Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com.> Licensing: The original content of this podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to “Colette Vogele, Rules for the Revolution: The Podcast?. For information on commercial use, please contact colette [at] vogelelaw [dot] com.

  • Posted on 11 Mar 2008

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    R4R 020 - Network Neutrality

    Guest: Alex Curtis, Director of Policy and New Media at Public Knowledge. Topic: Network Neutrality. Answers to your questions about podcasting, new media and the law. Credits: Joshua D. Pike, Producer. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune.com. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special

  • Posted on 02 Oct 2007

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    R4R 019 - New Media Insurance

    Host: Colette Vogele Guest: Jerome Guerard, Vice President, National Entertainment Insurance at Charles River Brokerage. Topics: Risk management and insurance for new media production and distribution can be a tricky. Learn about the types of risks that insurance can protect you from, whether you need insurance if you’re a hobbyist or a media professional, key terminology in entertainment insurance contracts that you should look for, tips to working with your insurance broker, what a “producer’s package? means and should include, differences between “general? liability and “media? liability, how to read an insurance policy properly (that is, back to front), and even how to negotiate insurance terms that you would like changed.

  • Posted on 19 Sep 2007

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    R4R 018 - Northern Rules for the Revolution

    Host: Colette Vogele Guests: Andy Kaplan-Myrth and Kathleen Simmons, Co-Authors of The Podcasting Legal Guide for Canada, from University of Ottawa, Law and Technology Program. Topics: Creative Commons Canada recently released The Podcasting Legal Guide for Canada: Northern Rules for the Revolution. Colette discusses the origins of the guide, the important differences it highlights from US law, jurisdiction questions, and best practices for Canadian podcasters, with the co-authors of the new Guide.

  • Posted on 25 Jul 2007

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