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Zeit Online - Germany | 04/03/2013

Jeff Jarvis voices wonder at the symbiosis between state and media in Europe

After years of controversy the German Bundestag on Friday passed a law - known as the Leistungsschutzrecht - strengthening the copyrights of publishers on the Internet. Under the new legislation publishers can demand pay from search engine operators when they quote long excerpts from articles. US blogger Jeff Jarvis voices his dismay at the lacking innovation among German publishers: "Every time Google links to them it is up to the publishers to establish a relationship with that user and find value in it. That publishers have failed to do this almost two decades into the web era is not Google's fault; it is their fault. ... To be fair, this is not purely a German disease. It is a European ailment as well. In France publishers hide behind government's skirt to blackmail Google into paying into a fund to support innovation by publishers who've not innovated. ... It is an industrial wonder in a post-industrial age. Government and media are embracing each other to defend their old institutions against disruption and the opportunity that can come with it."

Rue89 - France | 28/03/2010

The Internet is not a journalistic medium

The Internet doesn't fit in with traditional media, writes Jeff Jarvis in a blog on Rue89 portal, saying it is mainly used for exchanging comments: "I'm coming to think that the - or a - problem with the quality of conversation in comments online is a matter of timing. ... This timing - which is inherently insulting to the public - comes out of our old media worldview brought to the internet. We think the internet is a medium and that we make products for it that the public consumes. When instead we open up to conversation earlier in our process then the conversation can become more collaborative and productive: We ask people what they know, which is a mark of respect and value. ... We must stop looking at the internet as a medium. ... When we see the internet as a medium, we expect it to be packaged and pretty, clean and controlled like newspapers and magazines and shows."

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