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When Does Sharing Become Copyright Infringement?

How much is too much? That’s the question our friend Brian Stelter is asking today over at the NYT. As times get tougher more media organizations appear to be rethinking whether the aggregation, or excerpting, or “scraping” of large chunks of information is actually in their best interests.

It’s a fine line to be sure. As Stelter points out for many years companies were happy to have online sites spread material and links, but now that the MSM is (finally) getting smart to the online world — and simultaneously, due to the downturn, every hit counts — sharing may no longer be considered caring. So how much is too much? A paragraph? Half an article? One imagines that as the mainstream moves further online the ‘rules of the road’ as Arianna Huffington refers to it in the article will be further hammered out to be far more specific. The trick is that the problem is less about quantity than whether what is being posted, and how, is keeping readers from clicking through. And how does one put a stopgap on that? No doubt it won’t be long before we find out.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.