This article examines the rhetoric around copyright and the regulation of digital rights management (DRM) from 2003 to 2006 in congressional hearings, in major newspapers, and on the most prominent relevant websites. The article describes a new combination of methods for identifying a set of online documents to compare with offline documents via content analysis. These three media present very different views of the copyright debate. Hearings present a rough balance of both coalitions’ messages. Newspapers lean slightly toward stronger fair use but have little coverage. The online debate features a deluge of strong fair use arguments. These findings highlight different communication strategies and suggest broader lessons about the changing nature of policy advocacy and the policymaking process.
This paper examines Koreans’ protests against U.S. beef imports by deconstructing online dynamics of news diffusion using data comprised of widely read blog entries created by Daum blog reporters between May and June 2008. The results indicate that Korean bloggers’ political positions on U.S. beef imports were polarized, which ultimately influenced their network positions and the way news was diffused to them. Using a qualitative examination of bloggers’ profiles, we found that bloggers who formed an independent group in order to run a collective blog, and journalists who worked in smaller media organizations contributed to enhancing citizen engagement with the issues at stake. Furthermore, we observed that there was a structural change in the online network between May and June.
Il numero 2 di Bricks ha per tema centrale gli eBook, i “libri elettronici” di cui si parla sempre di più e sempre più spesso sia per la scuola che per l’editoria consumer, la letteratura e la saggistica. Abbiamo chiesto di dare un contributo all’argomento a editori, insegnanti, sperimentatori ed esperti, in modo da fornire ai nostri lettori una panoramica ampia e a-ideologica che consenta loro sia di farsi una propria opinione accedendo a punti di vista diversi, sia di cominciare a ragionare in concreto sulle effettive applicazioni del ventaglio di strumenti che vanno sotto l’ampio ombrello della parola eBook.
The paper is in four parts. Part 1 considers the justification for including design and technology in the school curriculum. Part 2 suggests the content for the subject at Key Stage 3. Part 3 describes some of the ways the subject might be taught. Part 4 considers ways in which the curriculum can be devised so that it is irresistible and
transformative. A brief conclusion revisits the unique characteristic of the subject.