A woman calls into The Tech Guy complaining that the WiFi named “linksys” has “disappeared” and wonders what she can do to fix that. (Have you guessed the punch line yet?)
Especially with the events relating to the attempted change to the OCLC terms-of-services over the past several months, librarians are sensitive to TOS changes. For those interested in what’s going on with TOSs for online services such as Amazon.com and Apple, and other technology companies such as Verizon and Comcast, the EFF now has TOSBack, the terms-of-service tracker. Every time one of more than 50 services changes their TOS, the changes are posted and highlighted on the site. Additionally, an RSS feed is available for easy notification.
This weeks episode of “This Week in Law” (episode #21) has a lot of interesting (and understandable) discussion of copyright and creative commons when it comes to things such as individual tweets, embedding flickr photos in your blog, and YouTube videos. It is a bit long at 1.75 hours but it is worth the listen.