Discrimination, Race Hate, and Social Media

Regulation of discriminatory and racist content online is challenging, as the “increased use of internet … mean that comments classified as ‘racist’, typically between one person and another, can now be sent to thousands of people within seconds” (Racism No Way, n.d.). ‘Aboriginal Memes’, a 2012 Facebook meme sharing page reported by many as unhumorous …

Barking Up The Wrong Tree? Copyright Infringement in the Design Industry

How would it feel if you posted a graphic design you created to one of your social media platforms, and a week later see that someone has reposted it claiming it as their creation? The obvious answer is that you would be feeling annoyed that your work is being stolen and claimed by another. This …

How to Sell a Massacre

SUMMARY In a three year investigation into the US’s Gun Lobby, the media company Al Jazeera hired reporter Rodger Muller, an actor, to infiltrate America’s National Rifle Association undercover as ‘Fair guns Australia’, a fake group seeking the return of rifle use to Australia. During this process Australian One Nation political party members James Ashby …

Social Media and Copyright: Twitter Embedding

Sharing and embedding media is part of the way we communicate online, but could embedding a tweet potentially be regarded as a copyright infringement? THE ‘SERVER TEST’ DEFINITION The ‘server test’ is use to determine copyright infringement, as it is dependant “upon whether infringing images were stored on the defendant’s server or was simply imbedded …

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