Copyright, Media Watch & Online Privacy
FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Offers criticism of media bias and censorship. Includes transcripts from “CounterSpin,” FAIR’s weekly radio show which critically examines the major stories of every week. Other departments include Media Watch Desks, Activism — and check out the Extra! archive.
Library of Congress Copyright Office
Copyright basics, legislation, records and current developments in copyright information. Content is often presented in pdf.
Online Journalism Review
This great and much-needed site has news, columns and features about both online journalism and the future of print media. Educate yourself.
Privacy Forum Archive
Moderated email digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to privacy, both collective and individual, in the Information Age. The site is not a thing of beauty, but the wealth of info you get when you sign up (it’s free) renders the visual quality irrelevant. Don’t underestimate the importance of keeping on top of what it means to log on.
The Center for Documentary & Technology
A civil liberties group with expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to enhance free expression and privacy in communications technologies by finding practical and innovative solutions to public policy challenges while protecting civil liberties.
The Copyright Website
Here’s your chance to “see the notorious pillagers of copyright.” Choose Visual, Audio or Digital categories and find out who’s stealing from whom; don’t miss the Robert Rauschenberg/Pete Turner fracas. Click on the “Basic” category and find out about copyright law and how to register your own work. Also features a “News” section of the latest info and updates.
World Intellectual Property Organization
Click to the “Intellectual Property—Copyright” section. Comprehensive and very readable explanations of copyright law and how it applies to your work.