Robert A. Bertsche Explains the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 to the Nieman Journalism Lab

April 28, 2009

Visit the Nieman Journalism Lab’s Web site to watch Rob Bertsche explain the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998, the law which governs allegations of copyright infringement online.  He talks about the choices news organizations have to make around reader comments.  How prescriptive should sites be in how they limit comments?  What are the right levers to pull to get better comments?  Even if the law lets you leave up comments you know to be false, should you?

Click here to read the full text of Rob’s PowerPoint presentation on this issue and to view the video.  According to its Web site, The Nieman Journalism Lab, a project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, is “an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.”

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