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What is the Intention of Justice? Notice and Stay Down is the Government's Responsibility


Let’s get back to justice…what is justice?  What is the intention of justice? The intention of justice is to see that the guilty people are proven guilty and that the innocent are freed.   1,187 more words

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Will Buckley at FarePlay has created a petition to support "Take Down, Stay Down" at http://www.takedownstaydown.org/ Read more about this important issue below and at Music Tech Policy.

MegaUpload (MegaVideo) Smoking Gun? Did the site illegally charge for Streaming Movies?

These screen shots appear to show that Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload was selling streaming movies that it did not have the rights to sell.

Megaupload was allegedly paid uploaders per stream from files they uploaded to Megaupload. 180 more words

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With Kim Dotcom getting his day in court, this is timely.

Ellie Goulding's New YouTube Strategy Finally Puts Google in its Place

We all know that YouTube pays the lowest royalty rate and has the least transparent royalty statements of any digital service. Due to really bad advice, artists and labels have been driving traffic to YouTube essentially for free and marketers misread the direction of this traffic in forming the belief that hits need YouTube.   299 more words

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Nice to see artists getting smart about YouTube.

Can Blocking Ads Help Artists? Should Artists Encourage Fans to Block Ads?

Rates are “all in” at source.  Calculations based on royalty statements from a catalogue of 1500 titles 2014.  Exception is Pandora which was calculated from 2nd quarter 2015 statements (higher than 2014).   1,966 more words

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Bumps Not Dumps: Merlin's Pandora Catastrophe Continues

Merlin’s DMX-style direct deal with Pandora is the gift that keeps on giving.  As we expected, Pandora introduced their Merlin deal in the ratesetting preceding in Washington that sets all of our sound recording royalty rates for any service that uses the webcasting and simulcasting compulsory license.   1,422 more words

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Big Tech Has Become Way Too Powerful: Google Is Playing By the Rules They Make

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

From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth

If you read nothing else this weekend, read former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s New York Times op-ed “ 1,035 more words

Americana Music Conference Goes Down the Streaming Rabbit Hole

A conference has to make a buck, you know?  We all understand that, and the Americana Music Conference is no exception.  The conference that is attached to the Americana Music Awards is a stalwart in our business and has managed to maintain its true authenticity for a very long time.   571 more words