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  • March 25, 2012
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A district court has thrown out a class action suit against Dow Jones (owner of the Wall Street Journal) for changing the subscription terms for its on-line Wall Street Journal service, PaidContent reports. Originally, one single WSJ online subscription price covered access to digital versions of both the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Online. However,…

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  • March 19, 2012
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Journalism.co.uk has an article discussing how newspapers and magazines are finding that they can mine their existing catalog of material to produce longer-form works they can sell as e-books. One in six Londoners are estimated to own an e-reader of some kind, and a number of UK and other publications are taking advantage of this….

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  • March 15, 2012
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A brief follow-up to my latest post about copyright troll Righthaven’s travails: Wendy Davis at the Daily Online Examiner reports that the EFF has helped one of Righthaven’s defendants, the Democratic Underground, file suit against Stephens Media, the company that launched Righthaven and licensed or sold it its copyright, to obtain a declaratory judgment that…

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  • March 7, 2012
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Righthaven could now be called “Rights Haven’t” for real. Long-time Righthaven critic Steve Green gleefully reports that a Las Vegas federal judge has stripped Righthaven of 278 copyrights and its own trademark. Apparently Righthaven couldn’t even be bothered to show up at the hearing, and the judge decided they had acquiesced to the transferal by…

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  • February 27, 2012
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Here’s another of those “the print ship is sinking, hurry up and get off it” posts you see every so often, this one a guest post on TechCrunch by Jordan Kurzweil, co-CEO of digital business agency Independent Content. Kurzweil starts by recommending that newspapers “face reality”: – The audiences of traditional print brands on paper…

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  • February 27, 2012
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Here’s another of those “the print ship is sinking, hurry up and get off it” posts you see every so often, this one a guest post on TechCrunch by Jordan Kurzweil, co-CEO of digital business agency Independent Content. Kurzweil starts by recommending that newspapers “face reality”: – The audiences of traditional print brands on paper…

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  • February 27, 2012
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You might have noticed that many of the stories I write link to blog posts elsewhere, and some even have a “Found via [source]” link at the bottom. This is because it’s a core value of news blogging that if you find a story somewhere else, you link back and so share some of your…

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  • February 26, 2012
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Editor’s note: Jordan Kurzweil is Co-CEO of Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses. Prior to starting Independent Content Jordan worked at AOL running original programming, and News Corp bringing its traditional brands to digital. You can follow him on Twitter @jordankurzweil. It’s been said before, but it…

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  • February 11, 2012
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Do as I say, don’t do as I do. In response to the Phoenix editorial about the New York Times committing a copyright violation by posting a PDF of a 36-year-old newspaper article even as Op-Ed columnist Bill Keller blasts the copyright violations of others, Keller suggests that irony should be “[kept] out of the…

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  • February 11, 2012
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Do as I say, don’t do as I do. In response to the Phoenix editorial about the New York Times committing a copyright violation by posting a PDF of a 36-year-old newspaper article even as Op-Ed columnist Bill Keller blasts the copyright violations of others, Keller suggests that irony should be “[kept] out of the…