Friday, December 22, 2006

Deep linking issue rears its ugly head in a Texas courtroom

What does this have to do with photography?

Well, not a great deal, but it does have an impact on all of us who make our living as online journalists. Deep linking, the act of linking from, say this blog, to a page deep inside someone else's Web site, has been a source of legal contention in the past. Now it's emerged again in Texas where SFX Motor Sports is suing Robert Davis, operator of who links directly to SFX's live audiocasts.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay, in Dallas, granted a premilinary injunction against Davis, whose homepage now features details of the suit filings.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

What not to do before you were Miss Nevada

Cameras are EVERYWHERE.

Clearly, IQ tests are not required for Miss USA contestants.

First Tara Conner, Miss USA, tests positive for cocaine, making out with Miss Teen USA and allegedly sneaking men into her Trump Place apartment. Now Katie Rees, Miss Nevada, loses her crown for nasty photos shot at a Tampa party before she was named Miss Nevada.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Free photos from Flickr . . . caveat emptor

Blogger/journalist Amy Gahran offers some tips and a cautionary note or two on how to use Flickr images.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dan Gillmor: The Demise of the Professional Photojournalist

Gillmor is a former Knight-Ridder employee who covered Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury-News and is the author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People. Gillmor is director of the Center for Citizen Media.