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To Code or Not To Code. That is not the question, nor should it be, writes Mathew Ingram for Paid Content. Journalists, he said, ignore a basic working knowledge of computer programming at their own peril. "Now more than ever knowledge is power," Ingram states. "More than that, it means having an appreciation for how technology affects the way media and content are being produced, consumed and distributed — ...

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Free Flow of Information Act: how problematic?

Last week the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Free Flow of Information Act, which prohibits a federal entity from compelling certain 'covered parties' to testify or reveal confidential information and sources. Introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York), it grants privilege for 'covered parties,' with an exception for cases deemed to be critical to national security. It amounts to a federal m ...

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Google Advances Fight Against Piracy

Google just announced that it has made significant progress in tackling copyright infringement online. In April, Google settled copyright infringement claims brought by music publishers over the unauthorized use of music videos on the company's YouTube website. The settlement allows music publishers to form licensing agreements with YouTube and to receive royalties. Music publishers and songwriters had comp ...

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