[Air-L] etiquette for reusing or reposting blog posts
Lois Ann Scheidt
lscheidt at indiana.edu
Fri Jul 25 07:48:49 PDT 2008
I totally agree Meryl, and I do believe that more and more writers are
using the technology to limit access to their most revealing works.
That being said, it, of course, creates conundrums for those of us that
do our research in these venues...internet researchers should be well
versed in conundrums by now.
As a researcher who works with teen populations the issue is always
what they should know before they do whatever they do
online...obviously should and did are very different terms.
As always, I think the real issues underlay the theme of the
discussion. As has been said about the original post...is the issue
one of the author's reuse of their own posts, or are the posts being
appropriated by others...with or without the authors permission, and if
they are being reposted elsewhere how are they being used? As one who
once found one of my blog posts reposted on a porn spam/aggregation
site which was sending additional traffic my way...people who were not
my usual academic audience and who complained about being sent to such
a "boring" site...I can tell that it isn't always fun to be a blogger.
One part of the discussion I find very interesting is the reuse of blog
posts (blog writ large here to include multimedia elements)...with or
without permission at least for this exercise...that are then reused in
some form of mashup. This use may or may not meet US copyright
limits...and I have no idea about how international restrictions would
apply, but from a purely aesthetic standpoint the reuse of the
available to create something new is fascinating.
Lois Ann Scheidt
Doctoral Student - School of Library and Information Science, Indiana
University, Bloomington IN USA
Adjunct Instructor - School of Informatics, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN USA and
IUPUC, Columbus IN USA
Quoting Meryl Krieger <meryl.krieger at gmail.com>:
> I suppose I've always taken the view that anything I post online is public
> so please take this as coloring my take on the subject. I agree that the
> ethics issue is the biggest consideration, and anyone aggregating
> *should*get the permission of the author before connecting up feeds.
> that being
> said, if you want to keep something private, don't put it online, or else
> indicate that it's private in the blog, either by restricting the audience
> or by posting a notification.
> I also consider this from the perspective of an author - I post some of my
> non-academic writing on my blog. When I post something complete there is
> always a stated request that I be notified before someone passes my work
> along. there's the point that if you don't ask people to be considerate it
> might not occur to them to do so.
> Just weighing in here! This is a fun thread.
> Best regards to all,
> Meryl Krieger
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Kim De Vries <cuuixsilver at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It seems that you are asking a different question than those addressed so
>> far in the replies. If I have this right, you are asking whether people
>> think it's ok for a person to post an entry on a personal blog and then
>> use it as a contribution to another blog.
>> I think this probably would be up to the group blog owners and probably
>> depends on whether both your personal blog and the second blog are in some
>> sense professional; publications for which you might receive some kind of
>> credit. Kind of like when students ask me if they can submit the same work
>> for two classes. ;-)
>> --My answer is usually that the other teach has to agree and we must
>> negotiate some extra work.
>> On the other hand, I and many use personal blogs to publish notes, drafts,
>> or documents we want to make open-access, so it's a pretty fuzzy area.
>> Are you looking for advice for yourself, or are you surveying us to get a
>> sense of general opinion?
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Lokman Tsui <lokman.tsui at gmail.com>
>> > Hi all,
>> > I have been wondering about what the social online norms are for
>> > reusing or reposting blog posts across different blogs.
>> > Let's say you have a personal blog and also contribute to a group blog
>> > - under what circumstance would it be okay to reuse a post you wrote
>> > for one blog for the other blog, assuming the post is relevant for
>> > both blogs?
>> > When do you integrally copy the post, and when do you write a summary
>> > linking to the original post? Are there other ways to deal with this?
>> > Is this something considered not done at all?
>> > What are people's experiences and feelings on this?
>> > Thanks!
>> > Best,
>> > Lokman
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