Can we agree about aggregation standards?

Tuesday at South by Southwest, Simon Dumenco spoke on a panel called, “Is Aggregation Theft?” The panelists all agreed that there are proper ways to aggregate, but there are plenty of “thefty” examples.

At 3 p.m. EDT Dumenco will describe his goals for a group he’s formed called the Council on Ethical Blogging and Aggregation, highlighted in David Carr’s Media Equation column Monday. (The Huffington Post took issue with Carr’s column, but not with the Council.) Among the things we’ll discuss during the chat:

  • Can we agree on standards for ethical aggregation?
  • How can you tell the difference between something that adds value and something that rips off someone’s idea?
  • Can we identify any aggregation best practices, such as length of posts, linking and credit?

Twitter users can ask questions ahead of time using the hashtag #poynterchats. You can revisit this page at any time to replay the chat after it has ended.

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