TechDirt reported that search engine Meltwater attacked the Associated Press' lawsuit against its tracking news service as a "misuse" of copyright law. Read the rest of Meltwater's statement here.
Patrick B. Pexton of The Washington Post highlights the dangers of blogging and aggregation by examining Elizabeth Flock's blog errors and ultimate resignation, suggesting that the Post itself gave her little guidance and failed in its obligation to train her. Flock resigned after publishing a story about Mars life without citing the publisher of the original article, Discovery News, as a source.
Journalism.co.uk reports that French social media users evaded a law that bans people from reporting the preliminary results or exit polls of a presidential election on the day before or the day of the vote. The article explains that Twitter users circumvented the ban and discussed the projected the projected result using of code words and the hashtag #radiolondres.
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