Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is the former editorial assistant for EContent magazine & the Intranets newsletter. He is now a New York based web content editor.



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Articles by Jared Bernstein


The second provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 gave service providers a “safe harbor” from copyright infringement if they removed the alleged infringing content from their websites at the request of the copyright owner. However, content-filtering technology has evolved since Congress passed the DMCA, which may in turn affect how the law is interpreted and enforced. Thus, despite an increasingly blurry line between who is responsible for removing content, the courts have begun to send a message to service providers: Now you have technology available to help avoid infringement, so you need to take a more proactive role in filtering copyrighted content.
News/News Feature - Posted Jul 24, 2007
Video search solutions have begun to emerge. The latest is a new product from Gemstar-TV Guide, which enables users to effectively search, browse, and watch clips from American Idol or any of their favorite television shows or movies.
News/News Feature - June 2007 Issue, Posted May 15, 2007
Over time, a rift has grown between those who use the internet to expand their sense of community and those who devalue the internet’s ability to foster a sense of community at all.
News/News Feature - May 2007 Issue, Posted Apr 24, 2007
Given the emergence of two wildly popular online communities—MySpace and Facebook—and new social networks springing up every month, it’s a tall task for parents to determine which sites their kids are logged onto, what information they’re sharing, and with whom.
News/News Feature - April 2007 Issue, Posted Mar 16, 2007
An essential part of managing business processes is ensuring that documents get to those who are supposed to see them—and don’t get to those who shouldn’t. This month, IBM FileNet will release its latest product, IBM FileNet P8 4.0, to help ensure that only certain employees within an organization can view particular documents.
News/News Feature - March 2007 Issue, Posted Feb 27, 2007
It may be important for user-generated content (UGC)/search provider GooTube to reach out to major copyright owners in order to avoid major lawsuits. But it’s equally important for content producers to take some initiative and secure rights management into their content as well.
News/News Feature - January/February 2007 Issue, Posted Jan 23, 2007
With the rise of online classifieds, the internet is often seen as a direct competitor to local newspapers. However, in order to survive, many news organizations are figuring out that the internet actually needs to become a trusted ally.
News/News Feature - January/February 2007 Issue, Posted Jan 16, 2007
A collection of blogs EContent 100 team members hit (or write) on a regular basis. Click and learn.
Editorial/Feature - December 2006 Issue, Posted Jan 01, 2007
Get to know a bit about the twelve members of the EContent 100 judging team, the group of experts and industry watchers who formulated the 2006 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry.
Editorial/Feature - December 2006 Issue, Posted Nov 15, 2006
The EContent team suggests some sites, projects, and resources that—while outside the scope of the EContent 100 list—are well worth a closer look.
Editorial/Feature - December 2006 Issue, Posted Nov 15, 2006
In the wake of July’s click-fraud settlement, experts are speculating on its effects on web advertising and on how the industry can prevent click fraud in the first place.
News/News Feature - October 2006 Issue, Posted Sep 11, 2006
To many, the word bibliography sounds about as pleasant as nails on a blackboard, calling to mind unpleasant recollections of last-minute, late-night research reports: After burning the midnight oil completing a scholastic epic, you still face the daunting task of sifting through mountains of research materials, then citing sources—including book title, author, publisher, copyright date, and page numbers. Luckily, there are those hard at work trying to make at least the citation part of this familiar academic drama fade into distant memory.
News/News Feature - September 2006 Issue, Posted Aug 24, 2006
SealedMedia helps the German Sports University Cologne develop digital coursework by enabling it to easily digitally collaborate while protecting its valuable assets in the process.
Editorial/Case Studies - July/August 2006 Issue, Posted Jul 18, 2006
While Government regulation of communication may seem like a crystal-clear area of the law, the internet has kicked up a whole lot of static. The demand for anytime, anywhere internet access has gone sky-high. In June, the FCC auctioned off frequencies for in-flight wireless internet access on all domestic flights.
News/News Feature - July/August 2006 Issue, Posted Jun 22, 2006
Parents are between a rock and a hard place: they want to encourage their children to be creative individuals—and blogging offers an excellent opportunity to learn to express thoughts and feelings—however, they must balance this against the risk of exposure to Internet predators. Jeanette Symons, founder of San Francisco Bay Area-based Industrious Kid, thinks blogging is worth the risk, but believes that risk can be mitigated by limiting social networking to a familiar community. She put $6 million from private investments into development of imbee.com, a blogging site for children ages 8 to 14 years olds.
News/News Feature - June 2006 Issue, Posted Jun 12, 2006
“The next generation was born digital,” according R.J. Pittman, CEO, president, director, and co-founder of Groxis, Inc., who gave the opening keynote at the 2006 annual NFAIS Conference in Philadelphia. The “next generation,” he describes, was raised communicating through cell phone, either voice or text messaging.
News/News Feature - May 2006 Issue, Posted Apr 21, 2006
Users taking control was the theme of this year’s Software Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Summit held in New York City January 31 and February 1, 2006. However, another underlying current flowed through the event: a shift in the business model to leverage the appeal of free content.
News/News Feature - April 2006 Issue, Posted Mar 15, 2006
Long the bane of your inbox, spam has come to a blog near you. You may have already encountered a spam blog, though they often look exactly like the real thing: there’s an area at the end of each “post” for Comments, an Archived Blog section by month, a Recent Posts section, and some even include a BlogRoll so you can see who has viewed the blog. But that’s where the similarity to real blogs ends. The spam-esque content bears little resemblance to the insightful, edgy commentary associated with popular blogs. Spam blogs—or splogs—are comprised of the all-too-familiar content of spam email: porn links, mortgage offers, and drugs for sale.
News/News Feature - March 2006 Issue, Posted Mar 03, 2006
The EContent team suggests some sites, projects, and resources that—while outside the scope of the EContent 100 list—are well worth taking a closer look at.
Editorial/Feature - December 2005 Issue, Posted Nov 16, 2005
People archive all the time and don't even realize it, much less realize its value. For instance, a mother may want to have records about her son who recently enlisted in the Army. Her pride may cause her to keep track of his accomplishments, yet these records will take on profound importance if he loses his life fighting in Iraq. We often do not grasp the importance of archiving until a major event in history shows us why we should stay connected with the past.
News/News Feature - November 2005 Issue, Posted Oct 28, 2005
Blogging is all grown up… or at least enough so to have its very own conference. Media professionals, C-level executives, and amateur bloggers alike attended the BlogOn conference, held October 17-18 at NYC’s Copacabana. According to conference organizer Suw Charman, BlogOn received between 350 and 400 attendees each day from organizations like AOL, DaimlerChrysler, Disney, Intel, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Sprint, and Yahoo!.
News/News Item - Posted Oct 25, 2005
If your cell phone knew what you were going to do at two o’clock, would that change how you planned your day? If your cell phone “predicted” correctly where you would be at a particular time of the week, how would you feel? No longer hypothetical situations, the Reality Mining experiment answers these questions.
News/News Feature - October 2005 Issue, Posted Sep 28, 2005
People buy luxury cars—at least in part—because they are aesthetically pleasing. The same motivation drives people to auto parts stores for spinners to go with essentials like new tires. 3B is attempting to capitalize on a similar premise with its new navigation tool. Currently free for download, the 3B.net browser is designed to mimic a shopping mall or town center in order to leverage one of the most fundamental human behaviors: window shopping.
News/News Feature - September 2005 Issue, Posted Sep 01, 2005