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Call to Action: Don't Let ICANN Give Our "Dot Music" Domain Names To Tech Giants, Hedge Funds and Shady Brokers.

 Some of the groups and companies vying for the .music gTLD.   That is, the people that will be selling you http://www.YourBandName.music back to you at possibly  1,490 more words

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If the Internet is working for Musicians, Why aren't more Musicians Working Professionally?

We keep hearing from web/tech gurus about how empowered artists are in the internet age, but yet, the numbers just don’t add up. It’s also ironic that tech bloggers like to promote the idea of  “touring and t-shirts” as a solution to the difficulties musicians are having online. 993 more words

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Food for thought on this Labor Day. A decade of lies from Silicon Valley just don't add up to more opportunity for musicians.

This is What Monopoly Looks Like When You Round Up to Zero: Google Play's Tone Deaf Advertising Campaign "25 Million songs for the price of an album"

YouTube’s Director of Artist Relations Vivian Lewit appeared on a SXSW panel this year moderated by Tom Silverman.  I asked the panel a simple question from the audience as did a couple other audience members.   548 more words

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Let's review... http://thetrichordist.com/2013/02/08/music-streaming-math-will-it-all-add-up/ http://thetrichordist.com/2014/03/18/sxsw-report-venture-capitalist-admits-artists-can-not-make-a-living-on-streaming-royalties/

4 Million DMCA Notices Don't Stop the Google Piracy Machine: How Google Drives Traffic to Pirate Sites Through Google Alerts

Google news alerts are emails sent to you by Google through the data analysis of its monopoly search engine.  Yes, the all seeing Google knows a lot of stuff and they are happy to share it with you so you can share it with others.   418 more words

Ad Supported Piracy

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The hits just keep un comin'...

Copyright Stifles Innovation And Creativity! (Says The Internet): It Doesn’t; And Here’s Why | Nova.Edu

By Stephen Carlisle, Nova Southeastern University

If you read the internet, copyright, and especially long copyright terms are an unfathomable evil. In their eyes copyright “hinders learning, destroys our cultural legacy, hurts innovation and the general public, but most importantly it impedes filmmakers, artists, DJ’s and other content creators that need to be able to build upon the work of others to create new content”.

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Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet

Technology may change but principles do not. A society that encourages the creative spirit is rare in history and worth defending. The internet and digital technology have opened up many new opportunities for artists, but it has also opened up new opportunities for those who wish to exploit those artists. 1,184 more words

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As the Copyright Act remains under review we should keep in mind the principles that guide an ethical and sustainable internet economy for all stakeholders.

Two Simple Facts about Technology and Piracy : iTunes Vs. YouTube

Fact number one.

Unlike Google’s YouTube, Apple’s Itunes Store does not have a piracy problem, nor does it have an unmanageable issue with DMCA notices. This is often explained that this is because Apple does not allow user generated content from just anyone, therefore there is a barrier to entry that prevents such issues. 473 more words

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It's about intent. Machines do what they are told to do by human beings, exploiting other human beings.