Excellent treatment by our favorite IP blog, IPKat ,of the very complex copyright issues involved in the Premier League et al v. Google case: “The silver lining for the Premier League was however found in section 411(c). Under this section a foreign work containing sounds and/or images which was first recorded simultaneously with its live […]
Talk about your getting while the getting’s good…Paid Content reports that the chief architect of the Google Books settlement is leaving the company to take a general counsel job at Twitter. Yep, Alexander Macgillivray tossed $60 into the author tip jar, and probably cashed out his Google options and will no doubt get a bunch […]
I first went to a Veterans Administration hospital during the Vietnam War era and I got one lesson loud and clear. The guys they show you in the pictures are the guys who might make it out. There are a whole bunch of guys in there who are not going anywhere. Ever. Musicorps, a music […]
Must read article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Professor Richard Muller, who Chris Anderson/Wikipedia made into a poster child for how much Web 2.0 helps drive sales…or something like that. I confess that I get a bit lost in it all. (I always thought that sales helped drive sales.) In Professor Muller’s case, […]
Per Google Webmaster Matt Cutts, wouldn’t it be a “fun idea” to crawl around the web and OCR all the images? Or another “fun idea”, let’s take a snippit from your webpage to return in search results and ignore your meta description.
The answer may be in the question…. Excellent piece by the erudite Saul Hansell in today’s NYT: “Why Hulu Succeeded as Other Video Sites Failed“ It helps if you can identify your audience and have a well-respected and trustworthy brand.
According to Threat Level of Wired the Pure, “Insider Trading Suspected Ahead of Pirate Bay Sale” and trading was suspended in the acquirer’s stock pending an investigation by officials at the Swedish AktieTorget exchange (No, that’s not Swedish for “Torrents”.) The Swedish authorities “…[do] not permit criminal enterprises to trade on the exchange.” So no […]
Pandora’s Tim Westergren writes: “For more than two years now I have been eagerly anticipating the day when I could finally write these words: the royalty crisis is over!” Good news all round, especially for independent artists and labels. The erudite David Oxenford has written an astonishingly concise summary of the deal.
Hats off to Ben Sheffner’s analysis of the recent ruling regarding foreign copyrights and statutory damages in the YouTube case (which decision is likely to be appealed). Very tricky topic that is particularly hard to explain to anyone in a historical Berne jurisdiction (i.e., outside the US–although the US implemented Berne it did so in […]
According to Billboard, the company purportedly acquiring The Pirate Bay “…is under investigation for insider trading over some unusual moves in its stock prior to the announcement suggests the news was leaked as a way of raising cash for the transaction.”