Getting Consent Is Key for Hyperlocals Relying on Crowdsourced Content

Hyperlocal publishers must ensure that they secure rights from their contributors to use the content — and to make clear whether a contributor is entitled to compensation. Copyright law confers ownership of content on the original author of the content (except in employment circumstances where the publisher automatically owns the content). The copyright owner solely controls how the content may be distributed…

Court Throws Out Bloggers’ Suit Against HuffPo

Hyperlocal publishers may be able to breathe a little easier today after a New York Federal Court threw out a lawsuit this afternoon filed by bloggers and contributors who were seeking a share of the sale price that AOL paid to buy Huffington Post…