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In 2009, Warner blocked videos on YouTube by not only their artists but by anybody using bits of their music. This period gave researchers a chunk of data to compare and after doing their statistical magic on all other causes, found that the “blackout had both statistically and economically signiﬁcant positive eﬀects on album sales, speciﬁcally the best-selling albums in a week.”
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Amazon is trying to bypass US Copyright law and define its own royalty rates
Section 115 of the US Copyright Act is the rate, set by the government, that defines the mechanical royalty rates.
We wonder if this is the future of music and artist revenue streams?
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While Wheeler was positive about subscription streaming services, he opened both barrels on YouTube.
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Written in 1998, with the intent of protecting both copyright holders and website owners, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, quickly became a devastating problem for copyright holders.
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Unfortunately, rather than manage copyright, it’s provided a huge loophole through which a number of online pirate entrepreneurs sail blissfully through. Known as the “safe harbor” provision, this oft-abused language has served to shelter digital thieves at the expense of rights holders.