The fair use of online intellectual property has been a well-publicized topic for many years, with conflicts arising between publishers and consumers. To help publishers protect their proprietary content, the SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association) recently announced the formation of its Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) division.
The SIIA is well known for its efforts to protect, promote, and inform the software and information industry. The renaming and larger scope of the association’s anti-piracy unit are evidence of a renewed commitment to ensure compliance. Through the IPP division, the SIIA will increase its efforts to investigate and resolve the illegal use of publishers’ online and offline content.
Publishers’ rights to compensation for their unique content have resulted in more lawsuits to protect it. Companies and end users are required to differentiate between content available for fair use and content that requires a license. The SIIA is working to ensure that publishers get paid for their content, and encourages companies to work with them to identify and protect licensed content. When the SIIA’s IPP division identifies a compliance violation from a corporation, it will take steps to resolve the violation, including litigation on the publisher’s behalf.
For more information about the SIIA IPP Division, click here.
Here at Moreover, we’re focused on not only bringing you the news and information you need, but making it as easy and productive as possible to use. Check out these three recently added capabilities designed to save you time and improve your Newsdesk experience.
If you’re a tablet user, you’ll like this: we’ve optimized the Newsdesk experience for you, including a streamlined feed reader and news search. There’s more: the new tablet view can also be “skinned” with a theme to match your corporate brand. Contact Client Services to create a theme for your company.
Have you noticed a new button when you view articles? The new Read Later button lets Newsdesk desktop and tablet users save articles to a special folder for reading later. Just click “Read Later” on any article to save it in a new feed called Read Later.
New enhancements to the Newsdesk Broadcast player let you edit (clip), download, and save TV and radio clips to your local computer. Now you can search, view, edit, preview, and download the exact reference point of interest – great for pinpointing a specific segment so that other users don’t need to view the entire clip. Plus, we’ve improved text highlighting and performance, and added viewership/audience information that can be used for media analysis.
While the new player is available now, the editing/downloading functionality will be available in the first quarter of 2014. If you’re interested in piloting the edit and download functionality, please contact your Moreover account manager.
In 2013, we hit a new record: 1,873,059 news articles harvested in one day! We believe that 2014 will see the surpassing of even more records as volume and channels continue to multiply. The news doesn’t stop and neither does Moreover.
Our goals for the New Year are to help you keep up with the news and information that is most relevant to your business and your customers – no matter how much the volume grows.
Whatever your goals may be for the year ahead, from all of us at Moreover, we wish you success and a very Happy 2014!
Black Friday has grown from a largely American shopping event to one that is celebrated in multiple countries around the world. To provide a glimpse of its popularity, here is a graph from Newsdesk’s analytics, without US media coverage, focusing on other countries over the last 7 days:
While this looks like some good media coverage, especially over just one week, check out this graph, which includes the US:
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Americans love their Black Friday, and the news and social media mentions certainly echo that. So what are they shopping for? Here is a word cloud with some of the most popular products being talked about:
Do you see anything in there that you plan to buy?
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