The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For on January 17, 1984, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that consumers could tape their favorite TV shows and watch them later without the copyright holder’s consent. Such action, the Court decided, didn’t constitute copyright infringement because it was fair use , that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. copyright law.

Watch Your Content: Protecting Your Website Against Copyright Infringement

Byte Technology

So it’s little surprise that the massive proliferation of online resources has spawned a major problem: protecting website content from copyright infringement in the form of plagiarism or outright theft. As a website owner or administrator, if you haven’t heard of DMCA—the Digital Millennium Copyright Act—you absolutely should be familiar with the groundbreaking legislation. Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take to protect your web content copyrights.

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What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

First, it makes creating a national domestic copyright exception an obligation of countries that ratify the Treaty. Second, the Treaty allows for easier import and export of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works. Countries should enact a domestic copyright exception so that Authorized Entities can make accessible copies of Works without getting permission from the rightsholders. Technological Protection Measures.

We Have a Treaty…and It’s Great!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I’ve been actively advocating for an international copyright exception model that would greatly benefit people with disabilities, as anyone who has read my blog over the years can attest! copyright exception. For starters, it closely follows the Chafee Amendment , which is the copyright exception that has made Bookshare possible in the United States.

Economically, open looks better than closed

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Economically, open looks better than closed September 13, 2007 An interesting study was released yesterday by an organization called the Computer and Communications Industry Association (with heavyweight members like Google and Microsoft) which shows that fair use exceptions to copyright generate more economic benefit than copyrights themselves.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Fundraising in a Bad Economy - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

January 29, 2009 | Kate Talbot I am not so into measuring metrics. I prefer engagements that one can measure in dollars. Sincerely Victor February 8, 2009 | victorseo Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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Whats an Email Address Worth? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 12:36PM | by Eric Rardin How to Measure the Value of an Online Supporter Over here at Care2 we get this question a lot. A second challenge is that organizations vary greatly in how they measure this value. In some respects assessing the value of an online supporter by measuring donations is the easiest, or at least most easily quantified, approach. FAQs Q: How is drop-off measured?

Accessibility and ACTA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The digital measures designed to defeat piracy usually end up equating accessibility with piracy. Accessibility of digital media has been repeatedly and systematically denied because of digital measures to “protect” content. Provisions designed to handle copyrighted materials could conflict with fundamental exceptions in copyright law like fair use of copyrighted works and the Chafee Amendment.

Protecting Community Resource Data

VisionLink

Enforcing copyright over data collections is possible, but other measures are often more efficient and less costly. We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. In this nonprofit space, there are no discretionary profits available to allocate toward community information management.

Towards Global Access for the Print Disabled

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Policy Update from an engineer, Jim Fruchterman of Benetech June 8, 2010 The international copyright negotiations in Geneva around a proposed Treaty for the Visually Impaired (“TVI”) have been steadily heating up. I’m measuring this entire effort by how it much it does to change this sorry state of affairs, in both the short and long term. It has a statement encouraging national copyright exceptions for people with print disabilities as a Good Thing™.

Lame spam of the day: Notice from WesternUnion) : Account Deactivate.

Robert Weiner

First, there's what looks like a reversed smiley face in the subject (maybe it was supposed to be a copyright symbol). As a security measure we had to temporarily deactivate your account. This one is kind of funny. Then there's the tortured grammar in the first sentence. The friendly footer looks like it might be from a real Western Union message, inviting me to send comments.

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

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Embracing measured risk, The Fund has been willing to make early bets on Benetech, and has repeatedly chosen to invest in our prototype projects. grant by the Lavelle Fund and with welcome changes to Indian copyright law in effect, we embarked on a new project to increase service and expand the number of accessible books for people who are blind in India. What is it like for a nonprofit to have a successful, lasting partnership with a private philanthropic foundation?

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Memorial Day 2012

VisionLink

These were the principles for which men and women gave their last full measure of devotion. The challenge is to disagree without being disagreeable Rick Warren, Pastor Saddleback Church Who were these men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion so we could be free? Copyright 2012. As has become our custom, we are sharing another in a series of outstanding essays by Stan Stahl, on this Memorial Day, 2012.

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

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copyright law. Each year, we look at the pipeline of dozens of good, new project ideas and measure them on this framework. But our measure of success goes beyond what any one of our initiatives alone can achieve. I was delighted when Ron Schultz invited me to collaborate with him on his latest book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Measure – Prove to leadership that the investments made are yielding incremental results toward your goals. Avoid Copyright Infringement. In Google, you also have the option to filter out copyrighted images under the tools section. Creating your own images is a great way to grow your search traffic, build brand awareness, and protects against copyright laws.

An Easy Recipe for Making Text Overlay Images

Beth Kanter

Your photos should not only resonate with your audience, it should tell a story, not be copyrighted, and be a decent photo (not blurry or poorly composed). You can take your own photos or use stock photography. Don’t forget to add your URL or logo. Measuring Tools. Photo Source: Mlaraevski on Flickr.

How Strategic is Your Organization’s Social Media?

ASU Lodestar Center

If you are unclear on these questions, then you are posting blindly and will have no way to measure whether or not your time and energy spent on social media is paying off. In a study it was shown that, “the hashtag measure is associated with significantly more retweets than when a hashtag is absent.” Research into the hashtags is necessary to make sure none of the hashtags are copyrighted or being used in a mocking or inappropriate manner.

You Have a Google Grant—Now What? A Guide for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Typically, any keywords that contain a copyrighted term, controversial topics, or illegal activities will be flagged. With these tips, you can not only ensure that your Ad Grant remains compliant with the standards, but also provides your organization with positive, measurable results.

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Independence Day, 2011

VisionLink

Today, 235 years later, the world measures the morality of a nation by the extent to which its people are free to live their own story, the extent to which its government secures to its people life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Copyright 2011. Stan Stahl writes thoughtful essays particularly able to call us towards our most promising aspirations. These are community-honoring, and community-building essays every time. You can find more of his writing at [link].

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

The other is that Ken joins with other watchdogs and philanthropic leaders in a call to move beyond financial ratios and search for new and better methods of measuring donation-worthiness. Creating “new and better methods of measuring donation-worthiness&# is not going to be an easy task for Charity Navigator, let alone the charities themselves. But we could see that Charity Navigator IS now trying to measure more than just management and fundraising costs.

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So You Think You Can Blog? Guidelines For New Bloggers

Care2

What will you be measuring? Respect copyright laws by quoting and linking to the full text and only use images that you have permission to use (i.e. Your organization is starting a blog and you have all your ducks in a row. You're happy with the new blog design, you understand the platform you've chosen, you've gotten sign-off from above to move forward, and you've signed a surprising number of your staff up to serve as regular bloggers.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Need a job? Become a Online Marketing Specialist

See3

To measure this space by the job openings we can see some traction here. Blogroll (C)Systems AVC Beth’s Blog Christine Herron Deborah Elizabeth Finn Donordigital Emily’s World Getting Attention Gift Hub Philanthromedia Social Edge TechSoup © Copyright 2010 See3.

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Online Video Statistics. | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

In paying for advertising, it is more important to measure how many unique people watched a video, or how many times these people watched the video all the way through. which “discusses the findings of an experiment to test which actions result in a ’view‘ as measured on 14 online video websites. This interesting blog offers the Video Market Share measured in April for the top 20 Video Hosting sites. privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

Debunking the open rate | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Worse, the usefulness is seriously limited by the way open rates are measured. I wouldn’t rely on it as a measure of how many people actually read your email. It provides a rough measure of the effectiveness of your subject lines. But, given the caveats above, it is an approximate measure only. There is no single, magical measure of email success. However, some measures are more useful than others.

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Defining a Nonprofit Websites Google Analytics KPIs (Part 2) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Now in part 2, we will cover how to establish which key performance indicators (KPIs) youll be using to measure success. It has to do with marketing measurement and accountability. What I find interesting is that for the most part non profits, as well as their for profit counterparts, do not have problems measuring or getting data, it is knowing what data to collect and then what to do with it. January 12, 2009 | Altan Khendup Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

The ROI of Social Media - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

The trouble with social media thus far has been that it’s been difficult for practitioners to measure its efficacy. We decided to organize our session, organized by Monique, by doing a little 101 on social media (what it is), ROI (how do you define it, different metrics used to measure it) and the challenges those organizations of all stripes face. The metrics for measuring ROI can be extremely varied.

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Whats an Email Address Worth? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 12:36PM | by Eric Rardin How to Measure the Value of an Online Supporter Over here at Care2 we get this question a lot. A second challenge is that organizations vary greatly in how they measure this value. In some respects assessing the value of an online supporter by measuring donations is the easiest, or at least most easily quantified, approach. FAQs Q: How is drop-off measured?

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Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmarks Released - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

April 15, 2008 | Jordan V Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmarks Released - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

April 15, 2008 | Jordan V Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

However, it’s important to note that none of them are 100% at measuring results. January 27, 2010 | Denver SEO Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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Social Media Webinar on June 10th - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Does your organization have a firm grasp of social media, the tactics for leveraging its potential, and a plan to measure the success of each tactic? Bob Winstead Founder, Generous Community June 4, 2009 | Bob Winstead Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » How many site visitors do you have? Or is that the wrong question?

See3

comScore, for example, says they have “ 2 million participants under continuous measurement. &# And then they extrapolate. is changing behavior, thought they needed a different way to measure. Blogroll (C)Systems AVC Beth’s Blog Christine Herron Deborah Elizabeth Finn Donordigital Emily’s World Getting Attention Gift Hub Philanthromedia Social Edge TechSoup © Copyright 2010 See3.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, is the.

ASU Lodestar Center

In an effort to be fair, Child looks at a couple different measures. Site Map Accessibility Contact Site Setup RSS Feed Copyright & Trademark Accessibility Privacy Emergency Contact ASU ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation College of Public Programs | Arizona State University | University Center Mail Code 4120 411 N.

The long form | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

In addition, YouTube is a difficult medium to measure effectiveness in. While a video might shoot up to the top in number of views, it could be because its embedded by someone who wants to attack it – so view count is hardly a measure of success. Beaconfire Survey: QA Tips privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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Microsites and Landing Pages at the Bridge Conference | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

A landing page is designed to incite one particular action via a specific, measurable offer. Related Posts Blogging the Bridge Conference Lifting Responsiveness with Multivariate Testing @ Bridge Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference Iron Chef @Bridge: Battle Non Profit Redux Online Fundraising: More than Digital Direct Mail Truth in AdWordtizing Kawasaki’s Tips for Conference Speakers privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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Who’s blogging? You might be surprised | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

to annoyed passengers to harsh and pointed criticism, with some Orwellian analogies thrown in for good measure — and if you need to tell TSA that you think they’re Big Brother, the blog is definitely a better forum for you than the security line at the airport. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

If you dont measure results strictly by fundraising -- maybe your results are based on advocacy or branding only -- you can just look at the "cost per friend" or "cost per email name" to compare with the costs of recruiting people elsewhere. You might also consider other factors that arent measured here: Opportunity cost: what else could I have my staff or volunteers doing if they werent spending time in social networks? Dont measure it in the same way.

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

If you dont measure results strictly by fundraising -- maybe your results are based on advocacy or branding only -- you can just look at the "cost per friend" or "cost per email name" to compare with the costs of recruiting people elsewhere. You might also consider other factors that arent measured here: Opportunity cost: what else could I have my staff or volunteers doing if they werent spending time in social networks? Dont measure it in the same way.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

It providesgreat detail about traffic, traffic sources, and conversions, providingnonprofits with a concrete means of measuring ROI. May 23, 2009 | Francesco Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

5 Keys to Effective Knowledge Transfer for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

The evaluation tools and techniques you choose will depend in large part on the message, the method of delivery, and the outcome that you want to measure. Consider the different ways you might measure the success of a specific process (e.g. What changes in knowledge, or attitudes, or skills are you looking for, and how might they be measured? Copyright © 2008. SEARCH.

How Nonprofits Helped America Vote: 2006 | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Get-out-the-vote (GOTV) Nonprofits can legally engage in get-out-the-vote activities that can have a real impact on voter turnout on Election Day because of the special relationship nonprofits have with many disengaged voters Educate voters on candidates and ballot measures While nonprofits cannot work on behalf of or against candidates, there are a number of voter education activities they can legally engage in to ensure voters are fully informed when they cast their ballots.

Tools Galore in Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

We are all after real world changes, so how do we measure our use of these tools on real world impact? Link to things that can be measured. Dont measure things for the sake of measurement. There are a myriad things that "could" be measured. Focus what you measure on - things that translate into real world impact. May 15, 2009 | Anne Dougherty Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

SXSW Panels Offer Key Advice to Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Measure your reach not the “get”: With the huge opportunity social media offers to access new audiences in creative ways, it also presents a major “ownership” hurdle that is forcing nonprofits to shift the way they think about traditional acquisition. March 30, 2009 | rabia Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.