Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Webby Awards 2007

David Bowie, the eBay auction site and the inventors of YouTube will be honoured with Special Achievement Awards at the 11th Webby Awards, often described as the Internet Oscars, this June 5th in New York.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, "a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities".

Academy members include musicians Beck (and David Bowie), Internet inventor Vint Cerf, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and film impresario Harvey Weinstein.

There are awards in some 70 categories, including law.

The 2007 winner in that category is, an American website that "helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights".

Earlier Library Boy posts on the Webby Awards:
  • 9th Annual Webby Awards (June 5, 2005): "The Webby Breakout of the Year Award was handed to Flickr, the photo sharing and management site."
  • Webby Awards Legal Category Entries (May 4, 2006): "There are nominees in dozens of categories. Those in law include: Court TV; FindLaw; JURIST (University of Pittsburgh School of Law); Justice Learning (Annenberg/Justice Talking/New York Times Learning Network); Nolo (a do-it-yourself legal and business publisher)"
  • Webby Awards 2006 (May 11, 2006): "In the law category, the Webby went to Justice Learning, an educational site aimed at U.S. high school students that was created by the New York Times Learning Network, National Public Radio and the Annenberg Foundation. There was also a separate 'People's Voice Winner': the legal news site JURIST at the University of Pittsburgh."

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