31 janeiro 2006

CONTAMINANTES

Stolen Words: Why, given the potential for humiliation, do plagiarists run the risk? Are people doing it more, now? Or is it, rather, now just a matter of more people getting caught?

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Complete list of nominations of the 78th annual Academy Awards [Oscars]

VITAMEDIAS

Depois não digam que não foram avisados...
People Spending Equal Time On TV, Web: Respondents to a U.S. consumer survey said they spend 14 hours a week on line, which is the same amount of time in front of a television, JupiterResearch said. [...]
"Even the most intensive users of newspapers and magazines spend less time reading these publications than they do online or watching TV," JupiterResearch analyst Barry Parr said in a statement. "TV and newspaper companies risk losing an entire generation of users unless they immediately start promoting their online products,"
The Internet is displacing the use of other media, such as radio, magazines and books.

VITAMEDIAS

Erros e plágios vão continuar a aumentar em livros porque Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly

VITAMEDIAS

Newspaper, Magazine and Book Publishers Organizations to Address Search Engine Practices: The newspaper, magazine and book publishing industries have come together to explore ways to challenge the exploitation of content by search engines without fair compensation to copyright owners.

VITAMEDIAS

Isto é tabloidização? No WSJ?!?
A Newspaper That Focuses on Business Makes Room for More Personal Content: The [Wall Street] Journal is expanding its coverage of people and running a comprehensive index of all the people who are mentioned significantly in that day's newspaper. [...]
"People like to read about people," said Paul E. Steiger, managing editor of The Journal. "We're going to go with more names and a device that will help people if they or their best friends or worst enemies are somewhere in the paper."

VITAMEDIAS

Do Embedded Reporters Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements?: Puzzled by references to non-disclosure agreements signed by reporters who are embedded with U.S. military forces, Secrecy News requested a copy of such a non-disclosure agreement from the Pentagon.
But there isn't one.

VITAMEDIAS

A ler " A profissionalização da Blogoesfera" (I) e (II) em O Telescópio e Sobre a Natureza do Jogo, julgo que a propósito disto.

ZITE

gente que se dá ao trabalho para fazer rir os outros...

30 janeiro 2006

TECNOSFERA

Via blog, man on Death Row gives advice: Vernon Lee Evans Jr., amateur advice columnist and convicted murderer, is scheduled to die next month by lethal injection. He is one of the very few Death Row inmates to have a blog and, activists say, perhaps the only condemned man worldwide to use a blog to take questions from readers.

TECNOSFERA

The Relative Longevity of Science Frauds: The fabricated evidence on human stem cells published by Hwang Woo-suk and colleagues had a life shorter than two years as scientific fact. In contrast, the infamous hominid remains of Piltdown Man announced in 1912 stood as real for nearly 40 years.[...]
Of course there will be more and perhaps greater fabrications as the 21st century unfolds. The century is young, and science, after all, is practiced by humans -- among them, a few who invent data or forge artifacts.

[ver também The Famous Plagiarists Project

27 janeiro 2006

CONTAMINANTES

...para confrontar com o que amanhã vai aparecer escrito e dito: 7 myths about the Challenger shuttle disaster
1. Few people actually saw the Challenger tragedy unfold live on television.
2. The shuttle did not explode in the common definition of that word.
3. The flight, and the astronauts? lives, did not end at that point, 73 seconds after launch.
4. The design of the booster, while possessing flaws subject to improvement, was neither especially dangerous if operated properly, nor the result of political interference.
5. Replacement of the original asbestos-bearing putty in the booster seals was unrelated to the failure.
6. There were pressures on the flight schedule, but none of any recognizable political origin.
7. Claims that the disaster was the unavoidable price to be paid for pioneering a new frontier were self-serving rationalizations on the part of those responsible for incompetent engineering management ? the disaster should have been avoidable.

ECOPOL

Crime financeiro duplicou em Portugal no último ano vs. "Parlamento aplaude defesa do fim de escutas telefónicas a crimes como a corrupção" (in Público): Caso esta restrição estivesse actualmente em vigor, não teriam sido possíveis processos tão mediáticos como o caso do saco azul de Felgueiras - que envolveu a autarca foragida Fátima Felgueiras -, a investigação na brigada de trânsito da GNR, que levou à indiciação de um número razoável de agentes e o caso dos sobreiros, que envolveu Abel Pinheiro do CDS. Ficariam, portanto, de forma crimes como a corrupção, peculato e megafraudes fiscais.
A intervenção de Duarte Lima provocou aplausos, por mais de uma vez, das bancadas do PS, CDS, PS e BE.

VITAMEDIAS

Orgão independente?...
ERC: Presidência de órgão regulador: A escolha de Azeredo Lopes para fechar o quinteto de conselheiros da nova entidade reguladora que controlará os media (ERC) partiu, na prática, do PS e PSD. A decisão de se chegar a um quinto nome deveria pertencer aos outros quatro indigitados. [...]
?Não houve nenhuma imposição. Foi-lhes apenas sugerido o nome? de Azeredo Lopes para integrar o grupo dos futuros conselheiros da ERC e para ser seu presidente, garante-nos fonte parlamentar.

[act.: a ler sobre este assunto o Irreal TV: ERC: atingida à nascença a sua independência? (outro título possível: quem já tem saudades da AACS?)
"A ERC é independente no exercício das suas funções, definindo livremente a orientação das suas actividades, sem sujeição a quaisquer directrizes ou orientações por parte do poder político, em estrito respeito pela Constituição e pela lei."]

26 janeiro 2006

TECNOSFERA

Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2006:
* Cleveland, Ohio, USA
* Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
* Ichikawa, Japan
* Manchester, United Kingdom
* Taipei, Taiwan
* Tianjin, China
* Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

VITAMEDIAS

Nevada Court Rules Google Cache Is Fair Use: A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that Google does not violate copyright law when it copies websites, stores the copies, and transmits them to Internet users as part of its Google Cache feature. The ruling clarifies the legal status of several common search engine practices and could influence future court cases, including the lawsuits brought by book publishers against the Google Library Project.

TECNOSFERA

Wikilaw goal is to build the largest open-content legal resource

TECNOSFERA

"Sunday January 30th" pode optar pelo International Internet-Free Day, "Because it's all too easy to miss out on face-to-face interaction with your family, friends and neighbours", ou optar por ler o estudo The Strength of Internet Ties: The internet helps maintain people's social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.

TECNOSFERA

The winners of Finds of the Year 2005 | Yahoo!:
Best Community Website ? Treasure My Text
Best Educational Website ? Woodland Grange Primary School
Best Entertainment Website ? Liveplasma
Best Innovative Website ? Net Disaster
Best TV Website ? Derren Brown
Best Travel Website ? Transport for London
Best Weird and Wonderful Website ? The Cloud Appreciation Society
Best Celebrity Website ? Greeting the 500
People?s Choice (to be announced on the 2nd February)

25 janeiro 2006

TECNOSFERA

Este texto vai gerar polémica entre seguidores Mac e Windows:
Jobs vs. Gates: Who's the Star? On the evidence, [Jobs is] nothing more than a greedy capitalist who's amassed an obscene fortune. It's shameful. In almost every way, Gates is much more deserving of Jobs' rock star exaltation.

VITAMEDIAS

Adeus liberdade de imprensa: Sentence in Franklin case sends chill through free-speech community (via FAS):
In a startling pronouncement that can only heighten tensions between the press and the government, a federal judge said last week that the laws governing classified information apply to anyone who is in receipt of such information, including reporters who are the recipients of "leaks."

"Persons who have unauthorized possession, who come into unauthorized possession of classified information, must abide by the law," said Judge T.S. Ellis III. "That applies to academics, lawyers, journalists, professors, whatever."

Judge Ellis's statement came at the conclusion of a sentencing hearing for Lawrence Franklin, the former Pentagon analyst who was charged along with two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) with felony violations of the Espionage Act.

The extraordinary claim that mere possession of classified information triggers legal obligations leads to absurd conclusions, particularly since anyone who reads the daily newspaper comes into "unauthorized possession of classified information."

More importantly, it serves to discourage investigative reporting of illegal government activities that happen to be classified.

[Dúvida concebível: quanto tempo vai passar até ocorrer uma decisão semelhante em Portugal?...]

CUKTURAS IN VITRO

MPAA finds itself accused of piracy: The Motion Picture Assn. of America, the leader in the global fight against movie piracy, is being accused of unlawfully making a bootleg copy of a documentary that takes a critical look at the MPAA's film ratings system.
The MPAA admitted Monday that it had duplicated "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" without the filmmaker's permission after director Kirby Dick submitted his movie in November for an MPAA rating.

TECNOSFERA

When did the World Wide Web become available to the public?

What was the world's first banner ad?

What is the world's first word processor?

VITAMEDIAS

As Gadgets Get It Together, Media Makers Fall Behind: "The 'anything, anytime, anywhere' paradigm is really going to shift the world of media" [...]
Old-line media companies' fears can be lumped into three nightmarish categories:

¶Business-model anxiety. Will paid download services like Apple's iTunes, not to mention TiVo's and their ad-defying fast-forward buttons, undercut TV networks' huge advertising revenue? Or will video from advertising-supported Web sites become so rich that people will drop their cable and satellite subscriptions altogether? Or will they just steal what they want by using file-sharing software like Bit Torrent?

¶Creative anxiety. McLuhan is out. The medium is no longer the message. Anyone who wants to tell a joke, spin a tale or report the latest White House news can produce any combination of video, text, sound and pictures for viewing on a 50-inch TV, a laptop computer or a cellphone screen. No one in conventional media is sure how to manage all these options or what audiences barraged from all sides actually want.

¶Control anxiety. Since the invention of the high-speed printing press, mass media have been created for the masses, not by them. The rise of Weblogs has given everyone a printing press and even the opportunity to get income from ads that Google will happily sell. Now we can all be D.J.'s and film directors, distributing our podcasts and movies online without groveling before a studio executive. The career prospects for hit makers, gatekeepers and even fact checkers may well be in doubt.

24 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

EuroBlog 2006: The first pan-European survey to investigate the use of weblogs in public relations and communication management shows a sharp split between converts and sceptics, with one in three practitioners regularly writing or contributing to weblogs but a quarter ignoring the new medium.

TECNOSFERA

Apple's home pages along the years

VITAMEDIAS

survey of 2,000 opinion leaders in 11 countries: Leading Korean opinion makers trust the media more than the government and consider newspapers the most reliable source of information [...]
China ranked first in terms of the percentage who trusted their government with 83 percent, followed by 41 percent in Japan, 39 percent in Italy and 38 percent in the U.S. But Germany, where only 27 percent trust what the government tells them, and Brazil with 21 percent were just ahead of Korea in the bottom three.
When it came to trust in the media, Korea ranked third, after China with 73 percent and Brazil with 53 percent. Korean respondents trusted newspapers most (35 percent), followed by the Internet (26 percent), and TV (22 percent).
When asked, ?Do you trust information on websites and blogs?? 51 percent and 40 percent of Korean respondents said yes, more than the average of 39 percent and 20 percent among surveyed nations.

VITAMEDIAS

Tendência?
Bonnier buys 8 blogs: In September, the Swedish daily Sydsvenskan became the first media company in the country to purchase a blog when it acquired the fasion blog Manolo. Today the Swedish media conglomerate Bonnier buys 8 theme blogs from founders Roger Åberg and Andreas "Wille" Wilhelmsson who runs a number of "fever" blogs

CONTAMINANTES

Dr. Death and Mother Gaia: James Lovelock, godfather of the ?Gaia? theory that the Earth?s biosphere is a single living entity, has weighed in on the fate of mankind under the threat of global warming, as well as other environmental maladies. In a January 16 Independent article, Professor Lovelock wrote ?Before this century is over, billions of us will die, and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable." [...]
The bad news is that the disease that Gaia is currently suffering from (popularly known as ?mankind?) has progressed to the point of no return, a fatal illness with little hope for a cure. [...]
And never mind the fact that the last major similar work, Paul Ehrlich?s The Population Bomb, was full of dire predictions of mankind?s fate that proved false. Maybe Ehrlich really will eventually be proved right?he was just ahead of his time.

VITAMEDIAS

Posters vs. the Post - Lessons from the Post.blog meltdown: The mass mau-mauing of Howell may seem like something that could only happen on the Web, but conventional instigators have been known to boost displeasure for media outlets into the stratosphere. Back in 1986, a local radio broadcaster organized a protest against the Washington Post because she thought the debut issue of its relaunched Sunday magazine treated African Americans unfairly. She directed her irate listeners to trek to the Post's offices once a week to dump stacks of the magazine on its doorstep in protest.
In 1992, politicians and activists convinced about 200 people to picket the Reader, a Chicago alternative weekly, following its publication of what they thought was a racist cartoon of an alderman. In 1990, ACT UP vilified New York Times reporter Gina Kolata by plastering Manhattan with stickers denouncing her as "the worst AIDS reporter in America" and continuing their protest through the U.S. mail by sending her 200 angry Christmas cards. During the great Detroit newspaper strike of the mid-'90s, which was marked by violence and property damage, union organizers attached signs urging shoppers not to buy the struck papers to 30 mice and loosed them in a department store. See also any one of the letter-writing campaigns sponsored over the decades by Accuracy in Media or the perennial Christian protests against the godless TV networks. [...]
I don't envy the washingtonpost.com executives who had to decide whether to preserve the nasty Howell posts in the name of free speech or delete them in the interest of maintaining a civil, family-friendly space. But having erected a coffeehouse where readers are supposed to get their say, it seems like washingtonpost.com was late to the question of what to do when nihilists, vandals, saboteurs, and the excitable misbehave on its premises.

23 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Co-Regulation Measures in the Media Sector: The study aims at providing a complete picture of co-regulatory measures taken to date in the media sector in all 25 Member States and in three non-EU-countries, as well as of the research already done. The study will especially indicate the areas in which these measures mainly apply, their effects and their consistency with public interest objectives. In this context, the study will examine how best to ensure that the development of national co- and self-regulatory models does not disturb the functioning of the single market by re-fragmenting the markets. The study started at the end of December 2004, the final report will be compiled by the end of December 2005. [...]
All interested parties are invited to comment on the draft. The authors will consider all comments which have been submitted by the 5th of February 2006.

Portugal: Broadcasting protocol (including advertising rules)
Model: Advertising-without-enforcement(-code)
Number of analysed questionnaires: 5
The basis for the analysis is just five questionnaires but from various actors, thus they form an adaequate basis for assessment. However, there is no evaluation report available for the public since the system has only been established rather recently. Evaluation is complicated by the fact that the protocol does not only serve different policy objectives but also has a specific role in balancing the sphere of activity of public service broadcasters and private broadcasters especially as regards financing.
Only one expert is opposed to the assumption that the incentives for the broadcasters to participate are sufficiently high. For the other process objectives the picture is divided. However, the metioned strengths and weaknesses mainly reflect the different interests of the respective experts within the system. Three out of five experts state the system lacks transparency and openness, the majority is uncertain about its sustainabilty.
On the appropriateness of the protocol the views of the experts are devided. However, they largely applaud the governments? participation and regard the power of ICS as sufficient and as are the obligations to be fulfilled by the private braodcasters.
Apart from one expert all agree that more legal intervention would not be beneficial especially because the system in place involves negotiation and therefore more flexibility than legal enforcement.

VITAMEDIAS

How the net is transforming news: Picture a world where rumour is rife, where established media are focusing on unfair and unsubstantiated allegations, where government has to dedicate its efforts to fighting off and correcting slanders and trying to control the press.
No, I'm not talking about bloggers, or the world of the internet. This was England in 1695, when the licensing of pamphlets and newspapers came to an end and for hundreds of years afterwards a partisan press was the norm. [...]
News organisations do not own the news any more. They can validate information, analyse it, explain it, and they can help the public find what they need to know.
But they no longer control or decide what the public know. It is a major restructuring of the relationship between public and media.
But it will affect politics and policy as well.
People can now address politicians directly, and politicians can reach the public without going through the media any more. Public discourse is becoming unmediated.

20 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Não se despeçam já dos Old media | King content: The internet is still in the digital equivalent of the silent-film era. It has been formidable for text, still images and music, but is only now, with broadband access, entering an age of high-quality video. [...]
Some people worry that new media companies may over time shunt old ones aside as producers of content. Certainly, digital media will create new stars and new businesses, but making high-quality video content will always be a daunting and expensive task. Music or a blog can be composed from a bedroom, but not an episode of ?Friends?. [...]
Any media business has two products to sell: its content (to readers and viewers); and its audience (to advertisers). The task for old media is first to protect its advertising revenues by amassing audiences online and, second, to offset their viewers' intolerance of mass-advertising by making them pay more for content?which they are increasingly willing to do. It will not be easy, but then saving the heroine never was.

VITAMEDIAS

Os jornais estão a dar-se mal com os seus blogues:
Paper Decides to Close Blog, Citing Vitriol: The Washington Post shut one of its blogs yesterday, saying it had drawn too many personal attacks, profanity and hate mail directed at the paper's ombudsman.
The closing was the second by a major newspaper in recent months.

ECOPOL

MIT(ologias): O assunto, que poderia ser importante, e revelador de muitos dos nossos problemas (e também de acidentes da sociedade internacional "globalizada"), começou, como é óbvio, com uma peça de escandaleira.

A peça não foi esta...: Universidades contestam atrasos no Plano Tecnológico e Bolonha: "As negociações quanto à implementação do Plano Tecnológico com as universidades estão paradas", acusa Leopoldo Guimarães, reitor da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Nem esta...: Coordenador do Plano Tecnológico diz que vinda de MIT nunca esteve ?tão avançada?.

É a partir desta Resposta de Sócrates a "Há um ministro" que se opõe à entrada do MIT em Portugal: "O projecto MIT consta do Plano Tecnológico. O projecto MIT é decidido pelo Governo e não por nenhum funcionário público português. O projecto MIT será anunciado pelo Governo quando o Governo achar que o deve anunciar".

Anúncio (anterior) no Plano Tecnológico: Parceria Internacional para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento: Programa Portugal-MIT

Mas?!?! O Primeiro contacto oficial com MIT foi há três dias

Enfim, Mariano Gago diz que «MIT é prioritário»

E problemático: Corte tecnológico: O braço-de-ferro com o primeiro-ministro, José Sócrates, a respeito do MIT, levou mesmo Mariano Gago, de acordo com informações recolhidas pelo PortugalDiário a manifestar a intenção de deixar o Governo. [...]
«Mariano Gago, ministro da Ciência e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, secretário de Estado da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, e João Sentieiro, presidente da Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia, são o Estado-Maior da Ciência e Tecnologia. O que têm em comum? Todos têm ligações ao Técnico. Só não vê quem não quer», atira o antigo presidente da Agência para a Inovação [Borges Gouveia].

Até parece o Bloco de Esquerda...: Entrada do MIT em Portugal: Consideramos inaceitável que o corporativismo paroquial de algum Ministro se sobreponha ao desenvolvimento científico do país.

Então e o MIT? Mariano Gago nega acordo com MIT: "Acordos deste tipo demoram tempo e as nossas negociações mantém-se", afirmou a porta-voz do MIT

Perceberam?

18 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Jornalismo participativo: já vos falei do DoMelhor.net, onde "têm a palavra os utilizadores"?

[já agora, também vale a pena normalmente ler o mais "techie" Planeta Asterisco. E o que sucedeu com o parado BlogReporters?]

VITAMEDIAS

Tendências:
Media Changes News Consumption Culture: The advent of the multimedia era has broken down the exclusivity of the news reporting market, long dominated by terrestrial broadcasters and newspapers.
Now, such outlets as portals, cable television and online newspapers are taking up the role of news providers. Individual bloggers and companies are also joining the trend, using their homepages as a means to distribute information. Even [Korea's] President Roh Moo-hyun this week opened a blog on the nation?s three separate Internet portals. The presidential spokesman said the blog would provide news reports on the office ``directly?? to Internet users.
[o que dá razão a Franciso Balsemão: "As empresas tradiconais de comunicação social têm de ser ousadas para chegarem ao mundo e ao tempo do online."]

Elmundo.es pone contenidos y los lectores, sus ideas: Elmundo.es reta ahora a los lectores a que jueguen, experimenten y creen nuevas aplicaciones para sus contenidos RSS, que están liberados, no requieren suscripción y son gratuitos. El desafío se llama 'Ideas'.


Swarm Intelligence Journalism
: The biggest question is how independent each blogger is versus how they're influenced by their set of trusted information sources. [...]
Gathering this type of metadata will help me edit a film that will be much richer in meaning because I'll be using the insights of many different participants who have contributed their perspectives -- Call it Swarm Intelligence Journalism.
[BTW, The Echo Chamber Project is an open source, investigative documentary about the how the television news media became an uncritical echo chamber to the Executive Branch leading up to the war in Iraq.]
[obrigado Vitorino]

ECOPOL

Czech republic leapfrogs Portugal in wealth terms: The central European country enjoyed gross income per capita of 73 percent of the EU 25 average last year compared to 71 percent in Portugal, according to the latest estimate by the commission's statistical wing, Eurostat. [...]
Analyst Manfred Wiedmann of Bank Austria Creditanstalt said the numbers are "psychologically important" for public opinion in new Europe.
"For these countries it is a big success, which is connected with the EU," he explained. "They can say 'OK we are in the EU, and we are no longer at the bottom of the list.'"

Já nós não podemos dizer o mesmo...

TECNOSFERA

Mass Spying Means Gross Errors: Mass surveillance isn't just illegal, it's probably a bad idea. We need to ferret out real terrorists, not create a smoke screen of expensive and distracting false positives that they can hide behind. More information doesn't make us smarter. We need smarter information.

TECNOSFERA

Obra de um invejoso
Blackmailers target $1m website: The site of a UK student who had the idea of selling pixels as advertising space has been hit by a web attack.

TECNOSFERA

El ordenador, único testigo: Las pruebas electrónicas comienzan a protagonizar los procesos judiciales
Cada día las empresas utilizan más las denominadas pruebas electrónicas en los juicios para probar conductas irregulares de los trabajadores. Aunque de momento no hay una definición ?oficial?, la prueba electrónica es, según Fredesvinda Insa, ?información, documentos obtenidos de un medio digital, que sirven para probar un hecho, que son aceptados en un proceso judicial?.

VITAMEDIAS

Entidade Reguladora eleita a 2 de Fevereiro: Estrela Serrano, Elísio Cabral de Oliveira, Rui Assis Ferreira e Luís Gonçalves da Silva são os quatro nomes propostos. Falta conhecer o quinto elemento, que será cooptado (escolhido) pelos membros eleitos até cinco dias depois da eleição.

CONTAMINANTES

Trial and Error: Many of us consider science the most reliable, accountable way of explaining how the world works. We trust it. Should we? John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist, recently concluded that most articles published by biomedical journals are flat-out wrong. [...]
Journal editors say they can't prevent fraud. In an absolute sense, they're right. But they could make fraud harder to commit. Some critics, including some journal editors, argue that it would help to open up the typically closed peer-review system, in which anonymous scientists review a submitted paper and suggest revisions. [...]
In any case, collaborative review, by forcing scientists to read their reviews every time they publish, would surely encourage humility - a tonic, you have to suspect, for a venture that gets things right only half the time.

TECNOSFERA

Fears raised over digital rights: The National Consumer Council (NCC) said anti-piracy efforts were eroding established rights to digital media.
The NCC had little faith that industry self-regulation would adequately protect consumers' rights.

TECNOSFERA

Três perguntas a Duncan Riley do The Blog Herald (vendido por 72 mil dólares) e respectivas respostas

14 janeiro 2006

ECOPOL

É curioso como notícias destas (Telefonemas de altas figuras do Estado juntos por engano ou Acesso aos registos telefónicos só foi possível com violação de ficheiros informáticos) nunca questionam o que diz - por exemplo - o Blasfémias sobre "As virgens ofendidas", não questionam que Jorge Sampaio defende o cruzamento de dados nalgumas situações mas não nesta, pelos vistos, e que a PT violou a lei dos dados pessoais.
A empresa "assume um lapso na inclusão no processo da Casa Pia da facturação detalhada dos telefones fixos de algumas das mais altas individualidades do Estado, como Jorge Sampaio, Souto Moura, Mário Soares ou Almeida Santos, entre finais de 2001 e Maio de 2002", quando o pedido só foi efectuado em "ofício endereçado à PT, em 10 de Abril de 2003, pela procuradora adjunta, Cristina Faleiro, no qual se requer a facturação detalhada do número de Paulo Pedroso "a partir do ano de 1998 (ou a partir da data o mais remota possível, em que tal seja viável)".

Ou seja:
1) aparentemente, a procuradora adjunta desconhecia a legislação de que a PT só podia precisamente desde 1998 guardar os dados "durante o período necessário para a prossecução das finalidades da recolha ou do tratamento posterior" - o que neste caso com a PT configura a simples finalidade de facturação...
2) em todos esses anos, a PT violou a mesma legislação e armazenou dados pessoais sobre o tráfego telefónico além do que a lei lhe permite?
3) vai a Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados "Advertir ou censurar publicamente o responsável do tratamento dos dados, pelo não cumprimento das disposições legais nesta matéria" por este ter violado a maior parte das "Medidas especiais de segurança" previstas no artigo 15º da Lei da protecção de dados pessoais?

13 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

do Reino Unido:
Telegraph launches online journalism blog to cover "the perils and advantages of reporting online and how new technology is changing the media".

Sun Online publishes Tony Blair podcast: The Sun Online is making history today by hosting the first ever podcast by a British Prime Minister.

Economist branches into audio: Economist.com has introduced a host of podcasts as part of its 'World in 2006' publication which predicts trends for the coming year.
Fifteen audio files are available on the site for free until February.

VITAMEDIAS

Afinal quem tem de se queixar é Jerónimo de Sousa (além de Garcia Pereira, claro, que nem é "monitorizado"): Cavaco protagoniza mais informação nas Tvs na primeira semana de 2006

12 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Conselho Deontológico do Sindicato dos Jornalistas absolvido de acusações de difamação

A propósito: Journalists in the dock: It's time for real punishment for ethical breaches by media [...]
A survey released this week shows business editors are "dissatisfied" with ethics at their own magazines. They cite blurred lines between advertising and editorial and increased pressure for "product placement" in articles. Just over one-third of the magazines surveyed by the American Society of Business Publication editors said they have in place a formal ethics code. Yet 22% were aware of ethical violations among their editorial staff. [...]
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for free speech, just not false speech.

11 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Aplausos para Marktest adopta procedimentos abertos na divulgação de sondagens políticas. Mas se "entende que não tem nenhum know-how a proteger que justifique qualquer secretismo sobre as suas opções técnicas na realização de sondagens" também o poderá fazer para as outras não-políticas?

VITAMEDIAS

Lembram-se da génese das rádios-pirata? Canal de TV on-line no Alentejo: A primeira televisão on-line no Alentejo, a quarta em Portugal, iniciou esta semana a sua emissão experimental, num projecto privado produzido em Beja.

VITAMEDIAS

O Acordo discriminador (para memória futura): Acordo a que chegaram as televisões RTP, SIC e TVI e as candidaturas Alegre, Cavaco, Jerónimo, Louçã e Soares quanto aos debates televisivos de Pré-Campanha das Eleições Presidenciais 2006 (de 2005-11-25)

ECOPOL

e-Citizen Charter:
1. Choice of Channel
As a citizen I can choose myself in which way to deal with government. Government ensures multi channel service delivery, i.e. the availability of all communication channels: visit, letter, phone, e-mail, and internet.

2. Transparent Public Sector
As a citizen I know where to apply for official information and public services. Government guaranties one-stop-shop service delivery and acts as one seamless entity with no wrong doors.

3. Overview of Rights and Duties
As a citizen I know which services I am entitled to under which conditions. Government ensures that my rights and duties are at all times transparent.


4. Personalised Information

As a citizen I am entitled to information that is complete, up to date and consistent. Government supplies appropriate information tailored to my needs.

5. Convenient Services
As a citizen I can choose to provide personal data once and to be served in a proactive way. Government makes clear what records it keeps about me and does not use data without my consent.

6. Comprehensive Procedures
As a citizen I can easily get to know how government works and monitor progress. Government keeps me informed of procedures I am involved in by way of tracking and tracing.

7. Trust and Reliability
As a citizen I presume government to be electronically competent. Government guarantees secure identity management and reliable storage of electronic documents.

8. Considerate Administration
As a citizen I can file ideas for improvement and lodge complaints. Government compensates mistakes and uses feedback information to improve its products and procedures.


9. Accountability and Benchmarking

As a citizen I am able to compare, check and measure government outcome. Government actively supplies benchmark information about its performance.


10. Engagement and Empowerment

As a citizen I am invited to participate in decision making and to promote my interests. Government supports empowerment and ensures that the necessary information and instruments are available.

ECOPOL

Um ministro que bloga e explica os seus pontos de vista: Why we think the EU data retention measures are necessary and proportionate

10 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

Crunks '05: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections: Ladies and Gentleman, the Correction of the Year for 2005, as published in the Denver Daily News on July 27:

The Denver Daily News would like to offer a sincere apology for a typo in Wednesday's Town Talk regarding New Jersey's proposal to ban smoking in automobiles. It was not the author's intention to call New Jersey 'Jew Jersey.'

09 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

A serem verdade estas Más notícias da ERC... de "que os novos membros da ERC (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social), todos pessoas respeitáveis, ou são antigos funcionários da RTP ou antigos membros da AACS..." - ou seja "antigos regulados e antigos membros de um muito fragilizado regulador, vão agora aparecer como líderes de um Regulador que se quer forte" -, não é nada de novo com o que sucedeu no passado na Anacom e com os nomeados ex-PT, "todos pessoas respeitáveis", pois não?

VITAMEDIAS

Sobre o novo DN, três notas:
1) o jornal em papel não devia oferecer uma lupa para uma melhor leitura?

2) sobre a utilização de textos de blogues, deviam ler este "Copyright Clearances" ou considerar uma troca mútua de textos: quem mais linkar para o DN não se pode queixar deste o citar.

3) É impressão minha ou a foto da página 35 em papel (aqui sem legenda) com a legenda "Mercado negro|Em Portugal a pirataria vale pelo menos 20% do mercado legal" só contempla vídeos editados pelo Público na Série Y?

VITAMEDIAS

Extra! Extra! - The future of newspapers. By Michael Kinsley: You gotta trust something called the "Post-Intelligencer" more than something called "Yahoo!" or "Google," don't you? No, seriously, don't you? OK, how old did you say you are?
And newspapers have got the content. The first time I heard myself called a "content provider," I felt like a guy who'd been hired by the company that makes Tupperware to make sure there was plenty of Jell-O salad. As a rule, anyone who uses the term "content provider" without a smirk needs to consider getting content from someone else.
There is even hope for newspapers in the very absurdity of their current methods of production and distribution. What customers pay for a newspaper doesn't cover the cost of the paper, let alone the attendant folderol. Without these costs, even zero revenue from customers would be a good deal for newspapers, if advertisers go along. Which they might. Maybe. Don't you think? Please?

.DE!

Colegas do mesmo ofício: soccer violence compilation

VITAMEDIAS

Name That Source: Why are the courts leaning on journalists?
This principle has made it difficult for journalists to persuade courts to recognize a special privilege to protect them from testifying. "When you look at other privileges, like attorney-client or doctor-patient, they arise out of confidential relationships that have a formal quality to them, and there is a powerful and ancient interest in promoting candor," Smolla said. "If you have a journalistic privilege, it might apply to everyone a journalist meets in reporting a story, even if he has no preëxisting relationship with them. The journalist can make the promise of confidentiality on the spot, as needed. The courts are loath to hand that kind of power to journalists to put information off limits."
The converse argument?that journalists should be allowed to promise confidentiality to their sources, and the courts should honor those promises?was made by Justice William O. Douglas, in a dissenting opinion in the Branzburg case. "A reporter is no better than his source of information," Douglas wrote. "Unless he has a privilege to withhold the identity of his source, he will be the victim of governmental intrigue or aggression. If he can be summoned to testify in secret before a grand jury, his sources will dry up and the attempted exposure, the effort to enlighten the public, will be ended. If what the Court sanctions today becomes settled law, then the reporter?s main function in American society will be to pass on to the public the press releases which the various departments of government issue." A modern version of this argument was elaborated in a series of editorials in the Times defending Judith Miller. "Inside sources trust reporters to protect their identities so they can reveal more than the official line,? one of these editorials stated. ?Without that agreement and that trust between reporter and source, the real news simply dries up, and the whole truth steadily recedes behind a wall of image-mongering, denial and even outright lies."

TECNOSFERA

Google Pack: A free collection of essential software
Google Earth - 3D Earth browser
Google Desktop - Desktop companion
Picasa - Photo organizer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer - Search toolbar
Google Pack Screensaver - Photo screensaver
Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar - Web browser
Ad-Aware SE Personal - Antispyware utility
Norton Antivirus 2005 Special Edition - Antivirus utility

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Thieves go for Bible, but ignore Ten Commandments: "The most shoplifted book is the Bible".

VITAMEDIAS

1+1=3: Presidenciais: blogues sem capacidade para influenciar agenda porque "às páginas dos jornais não tem chegado quase nada do que se vai discutindo na Internet".

ECOPOL

Já que fala nisso e até hoje não respondeu a um desafio anterior do Blasfémias, vai responder a este «Vemos, ouvimos e lemos». E fica tudo registado...?
Também eu gostava de perceber a sua posição e a dos eurodeputados portugueses relativamente às escutas na Europa e nos Estados Unidos: uns são bons, outros vilões?...

07 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

A propósito disto: How to Get paid on time: For anyone who is freelance these days, it's a depressingly familiar scenario. You pitch the idea, win the commission, write the piece, get it published, submit the invoice, wait 30 days and then - nothing.
Unless you are a particularly successful freelancer, it is likely that you do not have a sufficiently large cash flow to get by without getting paid on time. After all, you have bills to pay and mouths to feed; all of your creditors expect to get paid on time, so why shouldn't you?

06 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

O ano começa bem:
1) Presidente força Sócrates a travar Iberdrola na EDP -> Presidência da República - Comunicado à Imprensa -> Comunicado da Direcção do Diário Económico (este via Blogouve-se)

2) Sobre Soares e os avisos para a comunicação social, não estou tão preocupado com o passado recente. O que me preocupa é o mesmo que a ele: É uma advertência para o futuro, pedagógica e didáctica. Para quem?

3) Antes da renovação e para que fique registado, na semana em que a 1ª página foi o que se sabe: a ideia de que o Expresso publica muitas mentiras na 1ª página carece de análise séria que pode ser feita aqui. Do que eu vi (e vi muitas, olhando apenas para os destaques), as excepções não confirmam a regra de serem inventadas na sua maioria. Podem é (era?) sê-lo cirurgicamente, mas isso é outra história que também carece de confirmação.

TECNOSFERA

Government Web sites are keeping an eye on you: Dozens of federal agencies are tracking visits to U.S. government Web sites in violation of long-standing rules designed to protect online privacy [...]
Probably the most intrusive type of tracking comes from third-party cookies set by commercial vendors. Such cookies permit correlation of visits to thousands of Web sites. A visitor to the Pentagon's Web site could be identified as the same person who stopped by Hilton.com and HRBlock.com--because both of those companies are WebTrends customers.
For its part, WebTrends says it does not correlate that information.

05 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

The Fragmented Media Future: The driver of this disruption is the dynamic of fragmentation, which is playing out along three dimensions simultaneously.

Audience fragmentation. As an expanding array of media and entertainment choices make claims on consumers? time, the amount of time they spend with traditional media, from television to magazines, is declining. Mass audiences are shrinking.

Personal fragmentation. Consumers are spreading their media time and dollars around, spending less time with TV, magazines and other traditional media in favor of newer media like the Internet and video games.

Media fragmentation. Media itself is beginning to fragment in dramatic ways. Individual songs and episodes of TV series are available for sale via download. Digital ?feeds? of newspaper and magazine content allow consumers to read parts of a publication out of context without ever seeing the rest. Cable companies may soon offer individual channels a la carte. [...]
These changes will threaten established practices and entrenched interests in the media and advertising sectors, but consumers will benefit and ultimately, companies that can ride this wave will benefit as well. They have no choice. Take movies: Nearly 100% of the growth in movie industry revenues over the last 50 years has come from new markets, such as home video, and new platforms, such as DVD.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Hollywood eyes video-on-demand: Cable companies and movie studios in talks to release films on DVD, cable simultaneously.

Google To Launch Pay-For-Video Service: Google will announce on Friday a plan to let consumers buy TV shows and other videos from its video-search service, using software called Google Pack, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

VITAMEDIAS

A ler "A Falta de Carteira e o Crime" no comunicar a direito: o legislador ordinário sujeitou exclusivamente ao regime contra-ordenacional o exercício da profissão de jornalista sem a respectiva carteira profissional, pelo que [...] tal conduta não configura a prática de um crime de usurpação de funções, como tipificado no artigo 358º, alínea b), do Código Penal.
[S]ó assim não seria se existisse uma Ordem dos Jornalistas, coisa que a Comissão da Carteira Profissional dos Jornalistas não é, visto que sobre eles não dispõe de poder disciplinar.

03 janeiro 2006

VITAMEDIAS

one of the UK?s leading online financial services providers & Three Papers Publish 10-Year-Old Online Story and posted as news a humorous brief originally written a decade ago by Randy Cassingham in his online newsletter

VITAMEDIAS

À atenção do ANIM/RTP: BBC News opens archives to public: The fall of the Berlin Wall and footage of the 1966 England World Cup team are among items released from the BBC News archives for the first time.
The behind-the-scenes footage of the England football team before their win is among nearly 80 items covering some iconic events over the past 50 years.
The bulletins, which are available online, are for the UK public to use for free in their own creative works.
The clips have been made available under the Creative Archive Licence. [...]
The scheme allows people within the UK to watch, download, edit and mix the clips and programming for non-commercial programming.

VITAMEDIAS

Tune in, log on, and pay up: The best things in life -- TV, radio, newspapers -- used to be free, or pretty darned close to free. And now they're not. So the media question for 2006 is: What are you going to pay for, and why?

CULTURAS IN VITRO

Vote for seven wonders: Less immediately obvious choices in a final shortlist of 21 contenders for the New Seven Wonders of the World, [...] included the Kremlin in Moscow, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
More than 19 million voters have so far taken part in what its organisers call the "world's first global voting campaign", nominating hundreds of sites they consider worthy rivals to the seven wonders of the ancient world named by Antipater of Sidon and Philon of Byzantium in 200 BC.

.DE!

Mesmo a tempo do Natal: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest: The case against Father Enrico Righi has been brought in the town of Viterbo, north of Rome, by Luigi Cascioli, a retired agronomist who once studied for the priesthood but later became a militant atheist.
Signor Cascioli, author of a book called The Fable of Christ, began legal proceedings against Father Righi three years ago after the priest denounced Signor Cascioli in the parish newsletter for questioning Christ?s historical existence.
Yesterday Gaetano Mautone, a judge in Viterbo, set a preliminary hearing for the end of this month and ordered Father Righi to appear. The judge had earlier refused to take up the case, but was overruled last month by the Court of Appeal, which agreed that Signor Cascioli had a reasonable case for his accusation that Father Righi was ?abusing popular credulity?.

CULTURAS IN VITRO

The Top Word Lists for 2005: Refugee, Outside the Mainstream, and (Acts of) God were selected as leading the Top Word, Phrase and Name Lists of 2005 [...]
The Most Frequently Spoken Word on the Planet: O.K.
Popularized by US President (1837 -1841) Martin Van Buren's nickname, Old Kinderhook from his birthplace in New York State.

[e, para acabar com o 2005, passagem de ano em Times Square, N.Y.]

02 janeiro 2006

CONTAMINANTES

100 things we didn't know this time last year:
41. Tactically, the best Monopoly properties to buy are the orange ones
50. Only 36% of the world's newspapers are tabloid.
76. The day when most suicides occurred in the UK between 1993 and 2002 was 1 January, 2000.
77. The only day in that time when no-one killed themselves was 16 March, 2001, the day Comic Relief viewers saw Jack Dee win Celebrity Big Brother.