WWW2010 : Chat With TBL

Notes from interview session led by Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Danny Weitzner (@djweitzner) formerly W3C Technology & Society policy director, now the associate administrator for policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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WWW2010 : Open Government Panel

The opening plenary panel offers perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic on the move to make government data more open and accessible on the Web (data.gov and data.gov.uk). Panelists: Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee; Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero; Professor James Hendler of RPI, who will moderate the discussion; UNC professor and […]

White House Makes Questionable Copyright Claim On Government Photos

Let me preface this post by reminding folks that IANAL (I am not a lawyer). The U.S. government policy on photographs and copyright is pretty straightfoward: photos produced by federal employees as part of their job responsibilities are “not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no U.S. copyright restrictions on reproduction, […]

YouTube and Congress Reach Detente

Remember the hoop-dee-do-dah in 2008 about Congressional use of social media? As the 111th Congress debuts, YouTube has released two hubs, Youtube.com/senatehub and Youtube.com/househub where citizens can check out their Senators or Representatives. Here’s hoping that sharp eyes keep a lookout for content that crosses the line from governing to electioneering. Remember: it’s not legal […]