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German Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda Doesn't Want to Pay for Diary of Anne Frank.

Diary

Demagogue much? German Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda complains she can’t read The Diary of Anne Frank It’s available on Amazon and iBooks for as little as $6.99. 796 more words

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Drivers, Über Is Selling Your Job: Google, Über and Lyft Revolving Door Lobbyist Asks Feds for Driverless Cars — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

As is well known, Über is as close to Google as 1 is to 2. So, if there’s any silver lining in the Über corporate power grab going on in Austin right now over a ballot measure to bring Über drivers in line with background checks on taxi drivers, it’s that all the world can see just how […]

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Enter the DC Lobbyists as Austin Gets More Fleas from Über

Über’s attempt to enter the Austin market with its dominant ride sharing service is becoming the proverbial cautionary tale for what can happen to an otherwise cool, live and let live city’s way of life when Silicon Valley’s tech bully boys descend on the town.  999 more words

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Coming Soon To Your City: Uber and Lyft Bring Silicon Valley Style Hardball Politics to Austin

Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it.

from Long Long Time by Guy Forsyth.

The list of outsider big money special interests that fared poorly after running into local Austin resident groups with staying power and grassroots clout is long and distinguished. 3,146 more words

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Silicon Valley is the new "dark money" of local politics.

What YouTube Could Learn from Record Companies

Peter Mensch gave voice to what many in the music business believe as reported by the BBC:

“YouTube, they’re the devil,” told a BBC Radio 4 documentary on the music business.

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Don't forget that Google faces EU charge over Android 'abuse of dominance' http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36092441 Google doesn't need any more bad publicity.

YouTube's Content ID : $375.00 Per Million Views... aka "Block In All Countries"...

We’ve been supplied nearly a year’s worth of Content ID data from a mid-sized indie label. Over the course of about a year here’s what the data shows: 904 more words

The Future Of Music

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With the major labels in the throws of license expiration with YouTube this seems like a good time to review the math...

Compulsory Licenses Should Require Display of Songwriter Credits

by Chris Castle

In Washington, DC yesterday, I was honored to participate in a symposium on the subject of “moral rights” sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the George Mason University School of Law’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property.   1,157 more words

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Chris Castle asks why the US compulsory licenses don't require services to display songwriters as this is clearly required by treaties to which the US is a party. It also begs the question: By failing to obtain names of writers and display them are services violating Article 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights which requires the protection of "moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author?" Attribution being the most important of these rights.