MTP readers will no doubt remember the rather bizarre history of the Industry Canada “music study” which purported to demonstrate that file sharing is good for you yum yum. Not surprisingly, it turns out that other economists didn’t believe it either–a new study of the study was recently released that comes to a different conclusion. […]
Excellent post on IPKat of comments by Mary Ellen Field on the Hargreaves Review (and we are very suspicious of the Hargreaves Review around here due to Google’s extraordinary influence on the Cameron government through Tory advisor and Google PR chief Rachel Whetstone among others–attention UK Uncut). There have been various formal and informal studies at Westminster […]
As the Canadian Parliament labors over a far-reaching revision of the Canadian copyright law, the old mailbox is filling up with interesting items. MTP readers will recall that we have a healthy skepticism of the blurred line between academia, non-governmental organizations and government, whether it’s the FCC or Industry Canada. MTP has previously pointed out […]
Outstanding post by Andrew Keen on TechCrunch: “My Message to Google: Stop Cheating“. A good summary of the search neutrality issue and why Google doesn’t make the grade.
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If you haven’t seen the excerpt from Portlandia featuring Aimee Mann and Sarah McLaughlin, you really must. (When the time comes to cast Lessig in the inevitable movie, I know who’s on my top 5 list of actors.) The only unfortunate thing is that they didn’t write in a part for YoYo Ma flipping burgers at the local […]
By all accounts, 2011 will be the year of “the cloud.” Again. We’ll be discussing in the next few weeks the somewhat predictable affects of “the cloud” on the entertainment industry, and particularly the music business. As usual, too little attention is being paid to the lessons of history and we hope to shine some light […]
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