We recently read the article posted by Michael Geist to his website earlier this week on the matter of Stargrove Entertainment’s legal action against parties allegedly impeding their sale of recordings which were, at the time, in the public domain in Canada. 1,902 more words
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Blatant Trichordist self-promotion alert! Please consider voting for “The New Artist Rights Grassroots Advocacy” panel in the SXSW Panel Picker.
We think this will be a great panel with the triumvirate of David Lowery, Blake Morgan and Chris Castle talking about how you can get involved with true grassroots artist rights advocacy. 83 more words
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It’s no secret that YouTube slaps advertising on pretty much anything without regard for subject matter or ownership, but making money off of last week’s on-air murder of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward is a new low.
We’ve all heard from numerous sources that Spotify is in the middle of renegotiating their license agreements with at least the major labels. What has gotten less attention is YouTube’s interest in… 412 more words
Guest post by Marc Ribot.
The deceptive premises of the NYTimes Editorial “Keep the Internet Free of Borders” 8/10, begin with the title, which leads one to believe that this ITC case will take something away that actually exists. 697 more words
Check this email out. It’s from the “standards editor” at the New York Times, Greg Brock. WTF? Right? This came to me in response to the various links I sent to stories that criticized and disputed, the premise, the statistics and conclusions in this article 700 more words
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Bold claims are certainly welcome at The New York Times Magazine, and last weekend, it floated a doozy. In the feature story “The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t,” author Steven Johnson insists that widespread concerns over easy access to free stuff in the digital age was all Henny-Penny-the-sky-is-falling; according to Johnson, “creative careers are thriving,” a point he argues by ignoring pundits (including yours truly), experts, and anecdotal evidence, instead focusing on the inarguable evidence of Data Journalism.