Bloggers have come under fire by major media for “Content Theft” and are often being blamed for destroying traditional media business model of scarcity and exclusivity by liberally using large chunks of the stories from major media news sites, sometimes without attribution. Fair Use is a doctrine defining the concept that is often used as justification by those bloggers who are untrained as journalists and may not be well understand the legalities. WebProNews video interview below:
At SXSW last month, WebProNews spoke with Pat Aufderheide, the Executive Director for the Center of Social Media at American University, who has worked with the university’s law school on developing best practices for fair use, and Attorney Michael Donaldson of the law firm Donaldson & Callif.
Here are a few resources on Fair Use: