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Membership as a force multiplier for beat reporting

Just published a "concept paper" for an idea I have been trying to introduce for 11 years. It may take 11 more but I don't care. I think it's a good idea. The post Membership as a force multiplier for beat reporting appeared first on PressThink.

The Worst False DMCA Notice I’ve Seen

Deliberately false DMCA notices are, fortunately, very rare. However, even among the exceptions, Richard La Ruina (the mind behind Super Seducer) stands out as misguided and dangerous. The post The Worst False DMCA Notice I’ve Seen appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Scholastic Controversy

Creator of Pepe the Frog sues Info Wars, two largest Chinese music streaming services agree to share licenses and teen artist prompts scholastic to rethink contest terms. The post 3 Count: Scholastic Controversy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Unfair Fees

Schools sue Access Copyright in Canada for allegedly overcharging them, Belgian ISPs team up with rightsholders on site blocking in Belgium and Playboy opts not to refile lawsuit against Boing Boing. The post 3 Count: Unfair Fees appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Refiled Guardians

VFX company takes second swipe at movie studios over pirated software, judge issues mixed ruling in Grande Communications lawsuit and Project Gutenberg blocks German visitors after ruling. The post 3 Count: Refiled Guardians appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Than you for your continued support of Plagiarism Today. Please, help me determine what types of content you'd like to see on the site by filling out this very short survey. Just a few minutes of time can help make the site much more useful for everyone. The post Please Take the 2018 Plagiarism Today Survey appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Media Erase US Role in Syria’s Misery, Call for US to Inflict More Misery

Anglo-American press coverage of the Syrian situation has grossly misled readers about their own governments’ role in the catastrophe, and has urged audiences to accept greater Western military intervention in the country without examining the implications of such a move.

Chicago Media Help Sheriff Exploit Post-Parkland Gun Fears to Expand Pretrial Punishment

By demagoguing the movement against cash bail, the Chicago press is helping to build the case for condemning thousands to preemptive punishment before they face a jury, much less are found guilty.

WaPo Calls to Turn America Into a Socialist Country

Finally, the Washington Post has done it. It has called for turning America into a socialist country. In a piece that appeared on the Post’s website Tuesday, Elizabeth Bruenig, a columnist for the Post, said it’s “time to give socialism a try.” Her argument seems to be that capitalism is not working for liberals and […]

Chris Cillizza Has Become Too Vapid Even for Soledad O’Brien

On Tuesday, Soledad O’Brien, the former CNN anchor who now has her own show on another network, tweeted, “This terrible analysis by @CillizzaCNN is in part why people hate the media.” O’Brien’s criticism was aimed at a piece headlined, “Donald Trump is producing the greatest reality show ever” by Chris Cillizza, editor-at-large at CNN. “You […]

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Starts Online Fact-Check Website

The Broward County Sheriff’s department has been embattled since news broke that the department did not order their deputies to engage the high school shooter several weeks ago, and were not the first law enforcement personnel to enter the high school to neutralize the shooters. Head sheriff Scott Israel has been under fire for his […]

The New York Times Flip-Flops on Sweden’s Crime Problems

The New York Times published an article this week on rising crime and violence in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. Conservatives have claimed for some time that Sweden’s crime problems stem from its open borders and lax immigration policies, where the country hosts asylum-seekers from multiple countries. In the article, the Times overlooked the underlying issue […]

Al Sharpton Disregards Major Factor in Gun Control Argument

Progressive activists and their allies in the mainstream media, including MSNBC host Al Sharpton, are framing the tragic Parkland, Fla. shooting debate around restricting access to legally-purchased guns. This ignores the elephant in the room: criminals obtaining weapons illegally. We can and should do more to keep guns away from mentally-ill people and those like […]

Media ‘Feasts’ on Vulnerable, Possibly Drunk Former Trump Aide

Was the Sam Nunberg story too good to pass up, or should the networks and media outlets he contacted have resisted the urge to put him on the air on Monday?  Nunberg, a former Trump campaign worker, contacted several left-leaning media outlets on Tuesday to protest a subpoena he had received from special counsel Robert […]

Media Says Trump is Wrong About Loyalty

All presidents expect loyalty from those who work for them, but the way President Trump does it is just … different, according to a story in Politico. “All leaders want loyalty,” wrote reporter Michael Kruse in a story headlined, “‘I Need Loyalty:’ To hear him talk, it’s Trump’s favorite quality in other humans. But it’s […]

Jake Tapper Highlights Hypocrisy of Women’s March Support for Louis Farrakhan

CNN’s Jake Tapper has been critical of the Women’s March for its links to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan has made multiple anti-Semitic remarks in the past and it was recently reported he was still close with several Democratic Party politicians. A reporter admitted he suppressed photograph of Obama posing with Farrakhan and […]

CNN Analysis Claims Potential Trade War is Bad for Trump Voters

A recent analysis from CNN, which often criticizes President Trump, correctly reports that the recently announced aluminum and steel tariffs policy is bad for Americans, and in particular, Trump voters in red state America. After the...Show More Summary

Why TVEyes Could Drastically Change Fair Use

The recent TVEyes ruling, if it stands up to the test of time, could become one of the most important fair use rulings in decades. That's' because it ruled not just on fair use, but how courts should decide fair use. The post Why TVEyes Could Drastically Change Fair Use appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

The Biggest Difference Between Plagiarism And Copyright

Plagiarism and copyright seem to have a lot in common, however, when you dig down to the core of what the two are about, they are fundamentally different concepts that just happen to regularly overlap. The post The Biggest Difference Between Plagiarism And Copyright appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Reconsider Me

Second Circuit issues strong ruling in TVEyes case, Swedish appeals court overturns prison sentences for convicted pirate site operators and RIAA/NMPA ask Appeals Court to reconsider Cox ruling. The post 3 Count: Reconsider Me appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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