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Joke of the Week: Sen @RonWyden Claims He's Pro Artist

Sen Rony Wyden has just posted a medium blog in which he makes the rather astonishing claim he is helping artists.

Let’s look at how Ron Wyden has tried to “help” artists in the past: 1,610 more words

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Let's Not Miss An Opportunity to Include Startups in the Music Modernization Act--MusicTechSolutions

By Chris Castle

Who took on the Standard Oil men
And whipped their ass
Just like he promised he’d do?
Ain’t no Standard Oil men gonna run this state… 1,472 more words

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Jonathan Taplin @ Forum on Internet Governance June 21st Washington DC

Jonathan Taplin will keynote the inaugural Forum On Internet Governance

The Forum on Internet Governance
June 21, 2018
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street N.W. 625 more words

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On Classics Act Sen Wyden Taps Into Portland's Peculiar Anti-Union Rich Man's Progressivism

Sen Ron Wyden shown here when he was the trombone player for”The Shyllz” an early 80’s Palo Alto new wave band. 

A few months ago I came across an article on Portland, Oregon’s mixed history with labor unions despite it long being a bastion of progressivism. 869 more words

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Goliath Never Learns: Watch Out for Music Choice Duping Artists for Music Modernization Act in Senate — Music Technology Policy

Remember when Blake Morgan called out Tim Westergren for sending emails to artists trying to get them to write their Member of Congress to support the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA) and… 914 more words

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Emails Suggest Long Time Google Advocate Behind "Gang of 40" IP Profs Letter Against Classics

The 9th Circuit was effectively told by Google counsel they were engaging in conspiracy theories. Then they were forced to produce documents by the court. Turned out court was right. 480 more words

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Law Professor Opposing Classics Act Engages in some "SLAPP Stick" With Lowery

40 IP Law Professors wrote a letter to the US Senate opposing The Classics Act. Most of the claims in the letter have been previously debunked by Terry Hart  242 more words

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