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YouTube wants to make it easier for creators to make money while fighting copyright claims

LOS ANGELES — YouTube said Thursday that it's rolling out a new system that will help creators earn revenue even as a Content ID claim is being …

Publishers 'feeding on scraps from Facebook', says Bloomberg Media boss

Justin Smith says social network makes far more money from ads in its news feed than news organisations do from linked traffic<p>Newspapers, magazines and other publishers are “feeding on the scraps” of Facebook’s multibillion-dollar ad business despite playing a central role in keeping the social …

The Productivity Commission's hands were tied on copyright

The overriding consideration would be whether or not the use does any harm.<p>As the commission puts it: "The key question is whether transformative …

Superforecasting: How to Upgrade Your Company’s Judgment

Imagine that you could dramatically improve your firm’s forecasting ability, but to do so you’d have to expose just how unreliable its predictions—and the people making them—really are. That’s exactly what the U.S. intelligence community did, with dramatic results. Back in October 2002, the …

University of Chicago

New Tech in the Field

<i>President Obama’s immigration policy was on trial this week in the Supreme Court.</i><p><i>Justices heard arguments in a challenge brought by Texas and 25</i> …

Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it refocuses away from PCs

Intel says it is going to cut up to 12,000 jobs worldwide – that’s 11 percent of its workforce – by the middle of next year.<p>It is part of a move into new businesses as it get fewer orders from the declining personal computer industry. Global personal computer shipments fell 11.5 percent in the …

The new era of digital recruiting | The Network | The Network

In the new era of digital recruiting, technology is allowing companies and job seekers to search for and source the most well-suited employees and employers based solely on performance and passion. Today, the world of recruiting is close to going 100% digital. Beyond conducting video interviews and …

Employment

How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire

As the NFL draft gets underway this week, teams will assess the “fit” of a player by examining the raw data of their ability to perform—based not on the ranking of their college or on how they would describe their skills, but on hard data including their performance on drills at the recently …

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Hiring is so competitive in Silicon Valley that $5 billion startup Stripe is interviewing and hiring entire teams at once

A blog post from engineering manager Avi Bryant says that investors already place great emphasis on teams when they're deciding which companies to fund. So why not do the same for engineers lower down in the hierarchy?<p>Between two and five engineers can apply at once, and they have to each have …

The 15 best entry-level jobs in 2016

'Tis the season for caps and gowns — and frantically searching for the right job.<p>To help those entering the job market figure out where the greatest opportunities lie, personal-finance site WalletHub used data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Oxford Martin School at the University of …

The 1-minute guide to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’

Image by cleandesu<p>This 1-minute guide (briefly) explores the areas of Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’ for teachers. It follows …

London Book Fair 2016: Librarians Respond to Hachette CEO's IPA Speech

The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has penned a response to Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry, who, in his April 10 Address to the …

Libraries

A Proposal for Compulsory Licensing of Copyrights and Patents

We live in a world where progress and the public welfare are stymied by copyright and patent laws that grant extended exclusivity to the owners of intellectual property (“IP”). To pick just one example, drug patents have now resulted in drug price increases exceeding inflation by a factor of eight, …

Google wins copyright battle over book scanning at Supreme Court

In a legal battle that has been going on for eleven years now, an eternity for internet based companies, Google has emerged the final victor with the …

Prince's copyright stance makes free digital access to music difficult

The death of a major recording artist usually prompts a sudden revival of interest in their music from the public — David Bowie's <i>Blackstar</i> album saw …

Prince's Legal Legacy: Contract Fights, Copyright Battles and Changing His Name

The artist's legal skirmishes are nearly as legendary as the music.<p>Mourners scouring the internet to find classic Prince albums such as <i>Purple Rain,</i> …

Why tech’s gender gap isn't just a pay gap

In the wake of Satya Nadella’s comments at our Grace Hopper Celebration last month, media, organizations, and individuals alike pounced on the …

Can Computers Be Racist? The Human-Like Bias Of Algorithms

As algorithms play a growing role in determining content, critics say the results are often filled with biases. Women see ads for lower paying jobs and African-Americans for cheaper neighborhoods.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Can computers be racist and sexist? Well, yes, they can, and that's the …

Intersectional barriers to internet access: Gender and disability

No group of individuals has been as severely restricted, with respect to their reproductive rights, as women with disabilities. Located …

How Big Data Harms Poor Communities

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income people, feeding opaque algorithms that can trap them in poverty.<p>Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped businesses cut costs, cities plan new …

#OER16 : OPEN CULTURE 19 th & 20th April 2016 University of Edinburgh, UK @A_L_T

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Opening to the Promises of Open Educational Resources

Students in the United States spend an average of $3 billion on textbooks each year, with each student spending nearly $1,200 on books and materials. …

Three in Four U.S. Teachers Say Open Educational Resources Are Used More Often Than Textbooks - e-Learning Feeds

Three in Four U.S. Teachers Say Open Educational Resources Are Used More Often Than Textbooks: From...

The Benefits of Open Educational Resources: How They've Changed Education

Knowledge is in a state of constant change and expansion. It can be difficult to keep up.<p>Both teachers and students require many resources that will …

MIT OpenCourseWare celebrates 15 years of open sharing

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is celebrating 15 years of free and open publishing of MIT course materials. First proposed by the MIT faculty in 2001, OCW …

Grant: Health Libraries Group Bursary

<b>Call for Applications for the HLG – ILIG – Phi sponsored grant</b><p><b>HLG Conference, Scarborough, UK, September 2016</b><p><b>Criteria for Applications</b><p><b>Purpose</b><p>CILIP’s …