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Does Science Fiction Writer and EFF "Special Advisor" Cory Doctorow Profit from Corporate Music Piracy?

Cyber Fiction: Cory Doctorow and the rest of EFF are genuinely fighting for the rights of individuals, not to protect the profits of their corporate Silicon Valley benefactors. 671 more words

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GhostShip: Mourn the Dead: Fight Like Hell For The Living- Guest Post by Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot is an American Musician a member of NYC artists rights group MusiciansACTION http://musiciansaction.org/.   Photo by Webb Traverse at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) , via Wikimedia Commons… 1,221 more words

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@kayleighqueue: This Austin Nonprofit Is Changing the Way Local Musicians Get Paid — Artist Rights Watch

Austin’s Black Fret, a 501 (c) (3) public charity increasingly has made waves in the Austin music community for how it supports local talent. In just a few short years, Black Fret has given more than $280,000 directly to Austin artists, including rising stars Shakey Graves, Dana Falconberry, and Wild Child.

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As We Predicted: Outlaw Librarian of Congress Violates Obama Administration Rules On Online Polls for Policymaking

Email from Library of Congress announcing online Survey Monkey Poll (Research.net is owned by Survey Monkey).   I was also able to submit a comment by “tunneling” to a machine with a non-US IP address. 754 more words

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Must See: Google Transparency Project Posts the Google Freedom of Information Act Searchable Archive

The Google Transparency Project is the only collection of public unclassified information about the depth of Google’s government capture. Managed by the Campaign for Accountability, the GTP has provided the public, and particularly artists, with a breathtaking level of detail about just how much access to the levers of government power–and we assume control–that Google has enjoyed, particularly during the administration of President Obama.

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Librarian of Congress Names Boaty McBoatface New Register of Copyrights

Well not really.   But it might as well be Boaty McBoatface.  Word on the street is the Librarian of Congress intends to use an online Survey Monkey poll to select the “attributes” of a new Register of Copyright.   229 more words

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