Some of you may remember that summer day in what seems like eons ago that Rick Falkvinge of the Swedish Pirate Party was the toast of the Googleplex as “political donations in Sweden are not requlated and anonymous donations are the default for donations to the Pirate Party.” So within yards of the home of […]
Good article in Slate on the new free: Notwithstanding Chris Anderson’s earthshattering discovery of the 30 second MBA (buy low, sell high), a decent article on the new, new profit in Slate, and an even better review of same by Adam Thierer at Tech Lib Front. I love that “pay wall” term. I think I’ll […]
We lost two more of the A&M family in the Buffalo airplane crash, Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett. Both musicians played with Chuck Mangione in the day, and Gerry had several solo titles on A&M and the A&M/Horizon jazz imprint. Both players were on their way to perform with Chuck at a show in Buffalo. […]
The symptoms of this crisis of the American spirit are all around us. For the first time in the history of our country a majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years….As you know, there is a growing disrespect for government…the news media, and other […]
“If I had to do it all over again, I would go back and re-specify a requirement for strong authenticity of the devices on the Net, strong authenticity of the users and the applications that are running. And it’s not too late to do that….” Suddenly, I viddied what I had to do….
An excellent critical review of Free Culture by Professor Lawrence Solum (click “Download” and then pick one of the three download sites, I chose Stanford, of course).
An excellent piece at the Financial Times on “quantitative easing” or what we used to call “printing money”. “Quantitative easing” just sounds so much better, doesn’t it? Almost like a yoga position. Downward dog…quantitative easing…all kind of peaceful. “Quantitative easing” is what happens when supply in the bond market crowds out demand or what if […]
Some new artists we like: Wintersleep, Peter, Bjorn & John and Broadway Calls (props to Sideone), links in the New Music section.
Note: This is post is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Question: What are the standard writer splits for a song? Answer: The question presupposes that a song has more than one writer, a very common scenario. (For a more detailed discussion of why Creative Commons “audio” deeds do […]