We think our a2ethics.org talk with Nicole Ellison is a bit unique. Ellison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State. Fortunately for Bart and Jeanine, our discussion did not just go over the same ethics ground usually covered whenever social media are mentioned: privacy and predators, and predators and privacy. To be sure, we considered privacy and tried to pin its elusiveness down. But for the most part, we ranged far and wide on the social media map.
Are librarians the defenders of free speech, fair use, and intellectual property? Jeanine and Bart discuss copyright law with University of Michigan Library's copyright expert Molly Kleinman. We consider the ethics of fair use of copyrighted material in the age of Kid Rock, Girl Talk, Leonardo Da Vinci, and more!