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Webs@Work Weekly Buzz #2 November 4, 2007

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Journalism, MIT5, News, Trends, Web Video, Webs@Work Buzz.
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Welcome to the Webs@Work Weekly Buzz, a regular brief highlighting recent blog posts, online media news, and other new content on civic media.

A webcast of What Is Civic Media? is now available from MIT World. The forum marked the launch of the new MIT Center for Future Civic Media and was the first in a series on the relationship between emerging media and civic engagement.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a report that sets out guidelines to minimize collateral damage that copyright enforcement efforts may inflict on video creators who remix copyrighted material.

The report includes a test suite of videos that software engineers can use to test whether their automated filtering technologies are taking proper account of fair use principles.

“Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is accepting proposals for microgrant funding for citizen media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities poorly positioned to take advantage of them.

Queen of media Oprah Winfrey is set to go viral, joining the fun on YouTube with the launch this week of her dedicated channel. It will have clips and behind-the-scenes footage from her TV show.

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