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Web Council Notes - September 20, 2012

 

  • Announcements
    • Next meeting - Status of Odegaard will be evaluated as the time for the October meeting approaches. The location will be announced at that time. or tower Auditorium
    • A screen capture with audio is being done of this session and will be available
  • Copyright and Trademarks - Clark Shores, assistant attorney general
    • Recent problems with FunnyJunk site (http://www.funnyjunk.com/), which aggregates humor from the Internet
      • Oatmeal site creates humorous content; Mathew Inman, the owner, objected to the business model of FunnyJunk http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk,saying it was ripping off his copyrighted material
      • FunnyJunk claimed that it was the users posting humor, so they could do nothing. although they were benefit from advertising
      • FunnyJunk said Inman defamed them and demanded compensation
      • Inman posted a reply in his humorous style
      • FunnyJunk sued Inman claiming he was violating laws relating to charitable solicitation
      • blogfundraiser_update
      • Electronic Frontier Foundation took up cause, sue retracted
      • Inman won
    • Fundamentals about copyright
      • copyright protection applies to original works of authorship fixed in atangible medium of expression
      • protection - what rights does a copyright consist of
        • a copyright is a bundle of rights
      • work of authorship
        • just playing a harmonica is not protected, recording what you play turns it into a fixed work
        • Many kinds of authorship
          • computer programs are a form of literary work as far as copyright goes
          • at a certain level of specificity between the overall concept and the working lines of code the concept of authorship applies
        • What copyright does not protect
          • ideas
          • procedures
          • processes
          • systems
          • methods of operation
          • concepts, principles
          • discoveries
          • useful articles
      • fixation in a tangible medium
        • Fixation has to occur with approval of authors
        • Someone who videos you during your concert performance is violating laws; the underlying work of your performance is protected
    • Similar photos
      • Janine Gordon "plant your feet on the ground" photo and photo by Ryan McGinley used in a Levi's ad; Gordon sued for protection
        • Similarity of postures
        • Case was dismissed; being appealed
    • Romeo and Juliet
      • Play is a work at various levels of abstraction
        • text as written by Shakespeare
          • literal interpretation of text would be protected
        • story of rival social groups in conflict
          • high level of abstraction there would be no protection
          • West Side Story is close enough that if Shakespeare were alive today he could have sued for infringement
    • Rights comprising copyright
      • reproduction
      • adaptation
      • distribution
      • public performance
      • public display
      • to perform digital audio transmission
      • right to authorize others to do any of the above
        • granting others to show your video does not give them the right to pass it on to others
        • When you post things on a site like YouTube, will be asked to warrant that you have the right to give them the rights you are giving them
      • All of the rights are limited
        • Right to distribute copies is limited; does not apply to a used bookstore
        • Various principles relate to rights
          • Fair Use
            • use for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, research not an infringement, within limits
              • purpose and character of use; educational use gets more flexibility whether it is for-profit or non-profit; is the use transformative (Google search results do not simply take the place of the original work)
              • nature of work; work of fiction, non-fiction
              • amount and substantiality of portion used; how much did you copy; if the 5% of the work you copied is the heart of the work, it may be too much
              • effect of the use upon potential market for or value of copyrighted work
          • Libraries
          • First sale
            • If you sell your book, your rights of distribution end. The person can
          • face-to-face classroom teaching
    • Copyright infringement; violating one of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner
      • You might do it directly, or you may contribute to someone else who does it
      • Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) (1998) defined liability of "online service providers" and "safe harbors"
        • If you keep your role to one of the defined safe harbors, you will not have liability
        • FunnyJunk was making it possible for users to gather material from who know where and upload it
        • Law requires that service provider does not have actual knowledge that the material is infringing; is not aware of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent; upon o btaining such knowledge or awares, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material
          • Viacom v. YouTube; decision that videos from Viacom could be posted on YouTube because YouTube did not have specific knowledge; reversed, sent back for review
        • Service provider receives no financial benefit; has notice and take-down procedure; has a designated agent to receive complaints
  • UW Rollout of Office 365 - Marcus Hirsch, UW-IT Technology Project Manager
    • What is Office 365?
      • Microsoft's cloud-based suite of communications and collaboration services
        • Exchange Online
        • Sharepoint Online
        • Lync Online
        • Office Web Apps - Web based versions of MS Office apps
      • Why implement Office 365?
        • Microsoft Live@Edu is going away
        • Leverage enhanced feature sets at lower costs than if services managed locally
        • Provide campus a more ubiquitous calendaring solution
          • hope to have a wider range of people sharing the same calendar service
        • Provide HIPAA compliant hosted solution for School of Medicine and UW Medicine
        • Not a paid service, will fall under the recharge fee
          • 25 GB mailbox
      • What is happening now
        • Focusing on rolling out Exchange Online
          • Want to make it so you can sign up by yourself
        • Will transition Live@Edu users to Office 365
          • Transition expected to be transparent to users
        • Will begin moving UW Exchange Local users to Office 365
        • Will look at other products in the Office 365 suite, such as Lync Online over time as Microsoft brings them up to speed
      • The future
        • Take advantage of Exchange Online
        • As Office 365 matures, take advantage of other services
        • General goal is to provide UW with better tools to collaborate
      • Discussion
        • Negotiations going on related to records retention and deletion
        • Microsoft will be running the server, not the UW
        • HIPAA and FERPA compliance; hope it will apply to the whole system
        • Hope to be able to move people from UW Exchange Local into Office 365 beginning in February
        • Support; UW-IT will handle basic questions, more support available through Microsoft
  • Mobile - Chris Heiland
    • http://m.uw.edu - has new look
      • Access with your smartphone; The site is now a Web app
      • M.uw.edu has same modules that the native apps have
  • Ignite! presentations; Introduced Chris Heiland
    • Gavin Elster, Office of Research Information Systems - Why you should drop support of IE7
    • Nathan Dors, UW-IT Identity and Access Management - User-centric identity
      • Bring Your Own Identity
      • dors@uw.edu is his UW identity, but has many other identities
      • User Centric Users
        • Do our users like their experience using UW Web sites?
        • People want to use their own identity
        • UW NetID is one identity shared across many services
          • Many different pathways depending on which service you are using and which trusted identity providers the service is using
        • Benefits
          • Ease integration
          • improve user experience
          • faster business enablement
          • reduced risk of sharing login credentials
      • What about being able to bring your own identify
        • Identity federation
          • InCommon - 400 institutions
          • AccountChooser.com - a few lines of Javascript in your Web site and users can select which trusted identify service they want to use
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