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In the study of anthropology, we have long debated and discussed the impact that 'texts' of any kind can have on the lives of people we work with. In our ethics training, we weigh are taught to weigh the costs and benefits of releasing any kind of media we produce about a community. This includes the practice of informed consent, where the researcher is responsible for explaining to those he/she works with what the possible impacts of circulating information gathered during research could be. It strikes me that some of the ethical guidelines developed in the study of anthropology are adaptable to the current reality of easily created and circulated media.

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