<videovortex> syndicating video work - practice ethics

Seth Keen sethkeen at internode.on.net
Sun May 13 13:42:59 CEST 2007


Why are best practices needed?

There have been a series of incidents in which the work of  
independent videobloggers, video podcasters and other creators of  
video works have had their content appropriated without credit by  
third parties. This is usually done via RSS, a technology that has  
led to intense value creation on the Web by making applications like  
podcasting possible, but acts as a double-edged sword in that it  
makes "page scraping" and "splogging" easier.

page scraping - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_scraping

"...Screen scraping is a technique in which a computer program  
extracts data from the display output of another program."

splogging - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splogging

"...artificially created weblog sites which the author uses to  
promote affiliated websites or to increase the search engine  

sethkeen at internode.on.net

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