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Online Policy Primer
        By T. G.
     NET23 SP4 2009

      Sources for this page
      * BloggerTM is a Regi...
Things to know
                                         before you accept
                                                ...
How secure is your
  information?




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Blogger requires your
       TM




personal information
before you can register




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What happens after that?
Where does it go?




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When you...
Are you bound by laws?


Do you
 have
rights?
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Part 1: History
                                        What is                                         ?
                ...
What is                                                       TM   ?
Free tool for creating blogs
Voted “Best Blogging Hos...
Who can join                                                                                TM   ?
       Anyone 13 years ...
13 yrs =

                  Yet Australian Federal Law =
                        MA15+ movies = 15 years old
             ...
Blogger
     community
     content may
     be unsuitable
     for minors                                                ...
What is a blog?
                      short for “web-log”

                      informal public online journal
          ...
2. Conditions & Use
  Where are the                                  TM   Terms of Service?

  Freedom of expression & Cen...
Terms of Service
                 TM   is owned by                     TM




...so you need to agree to 4 documents:
1. B...
TM
                   Terms of Service
Be 13 years +

Accept all 4 Terms of Service PLUS any future
amendments

Responsibl...
TM   Content Policy
Freedom of speech, communication and self-expression
are encouraged

Personal and sensitive informatio...
TM   Terms of Service
The personal identification and contact
information you use for registration must be
accurate

Googl...
TM      Privacy Policy
       Google collects and stores your personal information
                          TM



       ...
Privacy Policy

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           “Internet privacy ...
TM




Privacy and Surveillance
 Google collects “Cookies” - small data files
                TM



 which collect where y...
can                                          TM




                   change their Policies
                     at any t...
Freedom of Expression
 You are responsible for the content
 posted under your username

 Blogger and Google are not
      ...
Censorship
There are no restrictions to
your original content
uploaded to Blogger.com

Google is not responsible
       TM...
Copyright
Any use of Google and Blogger
                   TM             TM



trademarks need to verify the
ownership of...
Copyright
You retain copyright...but
Google is free to use,
       TM



“...reproduce, adapt, modify,
translate, publish,...
Ownership
All original information generated by a user is
owned by that user

Users agree that they will not use Google an...
Surveillance
Google has the right to collect your
       TM



information and distribute it for their purposes

Google cl...
Legal Implications
                BloggerTM users agree to abide by all
                applicable local, state, national...
References
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(2006). Six Tips to Protect Your Search Priva...
You still want to Blog?
Be wary of the amount and type of information
    you make publicly available on a blog

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    1. 1. TM* Online Policy Primer By T. G. NET23 SP4 2009 Sources for this page * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC. http://www.google.com/permissions/brand_terms.html http://www.blogger.com
    2. 2. Things to know before you accept the Image by Anne Marie Helmenstine Terms of Service at TM* Sources for this page * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC. http://www.google.com/permissions/brand_terms.html http://www.blogger.com Helmenstine, A. (nd) http://chemistry.about.com/od/healthsafety/ig/Laboratory-Safety-Signs/Do-Not-Enter-Sign.htm
    3. 3. How secure is your information? Image from www.freefoto.com
    4. 4. Blogger requires your TM personal information before you can register Image from www.freefoto.com
    5. 5. What happens after that? Where does it go? Image from www.freefoto.com When you create work on Blogger ... TM Who owns it? Who can see it? Who can use it?
    6. 6. Are you bound by laws? Do you have rights? Image from www.freefoto.com
    7. 7. Part 1: History What is ? TM Who can join TM ? What is a blog? Image by PixelMixer Image by PixelMixer Sources for this page *BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC Images by PixelMixer from http://www.freeiconsdownload.com/Free_Downloads.asp?id=597 Blogger image http://www.iconspedia.com/icon/blogger-logo-4346.html Blogger image http://www.blogger.com
    8. 8. What is TM ? Free tool for creating blogs Voted “Best Blogging Host 2008” Company based in California USA Sources for this page * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://blogger.com/terms.g http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog http://bloggerschoiceawards.com
    9. 9. Who can join TM ? Anyone 13 years + No parental consent required Users must agree to Terms of Service Sources for this page * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://blogger.com/terms.g http://chemistry.about.com/od/healthsafety/ig/Laboratory-Safety-Signs/Danger-Sign.htm
    10. 10. 13 yrs = Yet Australian Federal Law = MA15+ movies = 15 years old TM ? Buy alcohol = 18 years old R18+ movies = 18 years old NSW Full Drivers Licence = Minimum age 19 years old Sources for this page Australian Federal Law. http://www.oflc.gov.au * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC. http://www.blogger.com NSW Driver Licence. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au
    11. 11. Blogger community content may be unsuitable for minors Image by Anne Marie Helmenstine However, - the content of blogs content that is not monitored by exploits child safety is not Google tolerated TM Sources for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g Helmenstine, A. (nd) http://chemistry.about.com/od/healthsafety/ig/Laboratory-Safety-Signs/Do-Not-Enter-Sign.htm
    12. 12. What is a blog? short for “web-log” informal public online journal Image by PixelMixer used for business, education, personal and other purposes blogs express personal views; contains links; Image by PixelMixer allow reader comments see Bloggers Choice Awards for examples Sources for this page Definition: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog Mercado-Kierkegaard, S (2006) “Blogs, lies, and the doocing: The next hotbed of litigation?” Computer Law & Security Report Volume 22, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 127-136 Images by: PixelMixer from http://www.freeiconsdownload.com/Free_Downloads.asp?id=597 http://bloggerschoiceawards.com Telk, J., (nd) “The Popularity of Blogs”. Retrieved October 11, 2009 from http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Popularity-of-Blogs&id=1069430
    13. 13. 2. Conditions & Use Where are the TM Terms of Service? Freedom of expression & Censorship Privacy, Copyright & Ownership Surveillance & Legal implications Sources for this page * BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC. http://www.blogger.com
    14. 14. Terms of Service TM is owned by TM ...so you need to agree to 4 documents: 1. Blogger Terms of Service 2. Blogger Content Policy 3. Google Terms of Service 4. Google Privacy Policy Sources for this page: *BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
    15. 15. TM Terms of Service Be 13 years + Accept all 4 Terms of Service PLUS any future amendments Responsible for all content in your own name Abide by all laws, rules, regulations in your local, state, national area PLUS applicable international and USA laws Legal proceedings = held solely in Santa Clara County, California, USA Google can refuse service anytime without TM providing a reason Sources for this page *BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g
    16. 16. TM Content Policy Freedom of speech, communication and self-expression are encouraged Personal and sensitive information about another person is not allowed Impersonating another person is not allowed Boundaries: blogs displaying adult nudity or that threaten child safety are not permitted in compliance to applicable laws Blogs can be labelled “Adult Content” “Hate speech”, “crude content”, “illegal activities”, “spam” and “violence” are not tolerated Sources for this page *BloggerTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/content.g
    17. 17. TM Terms of Service The personal identification and contact information you use for registration must be accurate Google can cancel your account at any time TM without prior consent Google can change their Terms of Service at TM any time without notification Google is not responsible for your content or content provided by 3rd party applications Sources for this page *GoogleTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://google.com/accounts/TOS http://google.com/privacy
    18. 18. TM Privacy Policy Google collects and stores your personal information TM when you register to use a Google product TM Google can access or reveal your personal information TM and communications if required by law or for any other reason... Brown and Muchira (2004) found that although internet users were concerned about privacy issues, the chance to win a prize often led to personal information being submitted for marketing purposes Sources for this page *GoogleTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC Google Privacy Policy. http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html Brown, M., & Muchira, R. (2004). Investigating the relationship between Internet Privacy Concern and Online Purchase Behavior. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 591, 62-70. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.csulb.edu/web/journals/jecr/issues/20041/Paper6.pdf Image from www.freefoto.com
    19. 19. Privacy Policy Image from www.freefoto.com “Internet privacy policies describe an organisation’s practices on data collection, use, and disclosure.” (Earp et al, 2005) The responsibility for privacy ultimately rests with the individual. (Goettke & Christiana, 2007) Sources for this page * Earp, J., Anton, A., Aiman-Smith, L., & Stufflebeam, W. (2005). Examining Internet Privacy Policies Within the Context of User Privacy Values. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 52. NO. 2, MAY 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu *Goettke, R., & Christiana, J. (2007). Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites. Computer Science 199r: Special Topics in Computer Science Computation and Society: Privacy and Technology. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdf
    20. 20. TM Privacy and Surveillance Google collects “Cookies” - small data files TM which collect where you go on the internet; how long you are there; and what you do, “for research and marketing purposes” (McCullagh et al, 2007) Google keeps this information TM for 30 years Sources for this page *GoogleTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://google.com/accounts/TOS http://google.com/privacy
    21. 21. can TM change their Policies at any time in the future Image by Anne Marie Helmenstine without informing Image by Joe Paduda Sources for this page users *GoogleTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://chemistry.about.com/od/healthsafety/ig/Laboratory-Safety-Signs/Generic-Warning-Symbol.htm http://www.joepaduda.com/scrambled-toast-crystal-ball.jpg
    22. 22. Freedom of Expression You are responsible for the content posted under your username Blogger and Google are not TM TM responsible for and do not monitor blog content Content may be “...offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate...” “...caution, common sense and Image from www.freefoto.com proper judgment...” need to be exercised when using Blogger.com Sources for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g
    23. 23. Censorship There are no restrictions to your original content uploaded to Blogger.com Google is not responsible TM for user content Blogs cannot contravene any laws...so violence, crude or sexually explicit images, hate speech, and content which threatens Image from www.freefoto.com child safety are not allowed Sources for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g
    24. 24. Copyright Any use of Google and Blogger TM TM trademarks need to verify the ownership of Google to those products TM with no misrepresentation Users “represent and warrant that [they] Image by Fastfission have all rights, power and authority...” to upload all the content posted under their username If a user feels that their own copyright has been “infringed on the Service” Sources for this page they can file an infringement notice http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.google.com/permissions/guidelines.html http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html Image by Fastfission http://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Examine_copyright_icon.png
    25. 25. Copyright You retain copyright...but Google is free to use, TM “...reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform and distribute any Image by Fastfission Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.” Sources for this page *GoogleTM is a Registered Trademark of GoogleINC http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://google.com/accounts/TOS http://google.com/privacy
    26. 26. Ownership All original information generated by a user is owned by that user Users agree that they will not use Google and TM Blogger files and data for misrepresentation TM or illegal activity Users agree that they will not contravene any copyright laws Google is not responsible for any user TM content published on their service sites Sources used for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS
    27. 27. Surveillance Google has the right to collect your TM information and distribute it for their purposes Google claims that it uses the information to TM improve their services Publishing information on a site like Blogger TM leaves your content open to the public...be wary of what you share online Sources used for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://google.com/accounts/TOS http://google.com/privacy
    28. 28. Legal Implications BloggerTM users agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, international, Californian and USA laws on the site and related services A user’s account can be terminated at any time for no reason It is important to make sure you do not reveal sensitive information about a person or business/organisation (Mercado-Kierkegaard, 2006) Sources used for this page http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://google.com/accounts/TOS http://google.com/privacyMercado-Kierkegaard, S. (2006). Blogs, lies and the doocing: The next hotbed of litigation?. Journal of Computer, Law & Security Report, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2006, 127-136. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.sciencedirect.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/
    29. 29. References Image from http://www.freefoto.com (2006). Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.eff.org/wp/six-tips-protect-your-search-privacy Blogger and Google Terms of Service Agreements: http://www.blogger.com/terms.g http://www.blogger.com/content.g http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html Barbaro, M., & Zeller, T. (2006, August 9th). A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749. New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/09/technology/09aol.html Brown, M., & Muchira, R. (2004). Investigating the relationship between Internet Privacy Concern and Online Purchase Behavior. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 591, 62-70. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.csulb.edu/web/journals/jecr/issues/20041/Paper6.pdf Earp, J., Anton, A., Aiman-Smith, L., & Stufflebeam, W. (2005). Examining Internet Privacy Policies Within the Context of User Privacy Values. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 52. NO. 2, MAY 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu Goettke, R., & Christiana, J. (2007). Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites. Computer Science 199r: Special Topics in Computer Science Computation and Society: Privacy and Technology. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdf McCullagh, D., Pasquale, F., & Wong, N. (2007). Privacy Advocates Wary of Google Tactics. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11159716 Mercado-Kierkegaard, S. (2006). Blogs, lies and the doocing: The next hotbed of litigation?. Journal of Computer, Law & Security Report, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2006, 127-136. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.sciencedirect.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/ Mercado-Kierkegaard, S. (2005). How the cookies (almost) crumbled: Privacy & lobbyism. Journal of Computer Law & Security Report, Volume 21, Issue 4, 2005, Pages 310-322
    30. 30. You still want to Blog? Be wary of the amount and type of information you make publicly available on a blog Searching for information on a data base is recorded and saved by search engines (Barbaro & Zeller, 2006) Check your privacy settings regularly Do not share blog content which you wouldn’t readily discuss in daily conversations Image from www.freefoto.com Good Luck :) (2006). Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.eff.org/wp/six-tips-protect-your-search-privacy Barbaro, M., & Zeller, T. (2006, August 9th). A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749. New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2009 from: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/09/technology/09aol.html
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