December 5, 2008

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Show Summary: the press in Mumbai, the MySpace suicide and the Birchers turn 50

Detailed Coverage

As the terrorist attacks in Mumbai unfolded last week, Indian news channels went into crisis-mode with non-stop coverage. But many Indians are now expressing outrage, saying that coverage was so detailed that it aided the terrorists. Arnab Goswami, chief editor of the English-language network Times Now, ...

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The Twitter Wire Service

The Western media had few reporters on the ground in Mumbai during the three-day siege so many turned to services like Twitter to make sense of what was happening. Gaurav Mishra, an expert in social media, says a new ecosystem for crisis reporting emerged ...

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The New Hacker

Last week, a jury in the MySpace suicide case found Lori Drew guilty of violating the site's "terms of service agreement" and that, they said, made her a hacker. The Berkman Center's Christopher Soghoian says according to the agreements on many popular ...

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Click to Agree

So one of the jurors in the MySpace trial reads every terms of service agreement she encounters, but does anyone else? And if not, why not? New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann explains why companies have them and why we think we can ignore them.

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Patently Wrong

In James Boyle's new book, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of Mind, the "sealed crustless sandwich" is just one example of patent law gone awry. Boyle argues that current law is making it harder and harder to share information and ideas to the detriment of the culture ...

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American Society

The John Birch Society turns 50 this week. Yup, they're still around. Historian Allan Lichtman takes us back to the beginning and JBS president John McManus says the Society is as relevant now as it was during the Red Menace.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Every so often there comes a study with findings that simply cannot be conveyed adequately in words alone. These occasions call for a musical journey, an exploration of the destructive impact of media consumption habits through the irrepressible power of song. This is one of those times.

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