When a page of history is worth a volume of logic–in the history of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, Google’s lobbyists did the same thing to the Brits that they tried to do to Americans (several times) in the form of a section to the Digital Economy Act (Section 43) that would have opened the […]
Staff picks 1. Terraplane Sun (Malibu) “Funnel of Love” @terraplanesun 2. Wise Blood (Houston) “Loud Mouths” 3. I Break Horses (Stockholm) “Load Your Eyes” 4. French Films (Helsinki) “Golden Sea” 5. The Bonnevilles (Lurgan) “Good Suits and Fighting Boots” @thebonnevilles
The August edition of Music Tech Policy Monthly is out featuring the MTP interview with indie film makers Jason Stall and Topper McDaniel about indie film making in the age of piracy, a continuation of 20 Questions for New Artists, featured artist Slowtrain from Austin and the other regular features. Remember, the monthly newsletter is subscription […]
“Well, well, well you’re feeling fine…” Dr. Robert by John Lennon and Paul McCartney In more amazing hubris from Google, a company spokesperson announced that despite being tagged with one of the biggest, if not the biggest, civil fines in history for advertising the illegal sale of drugs online, the company will not be discussing the […]
Don Henley’s opinion piece in USA Today (“Internet Theft is a Job Killer, Too”) lays out the problems that Google has with Protect IP–they make way too much money off of advertising for illegal drugs, products, music, games and film. Since for every action there’s a reaction, the income transfer to Google also results in […]
“best free pirated music on Android market 2011” You can’t make this stuff up.
1. Porcelain Raft (London) “Gone Blind” @porcelainraft 2. Kurt Vile & The Violators (Philadelphia) “Baby’s Arms” 3. Man Without Country (Cardiff) “King Complex” @mwc_music 4. Phantogram (Saratoga Springs) “Mouthful of Diamonds” @sarahbarthel @phantogram 5. Snake Plissken (Stirling) “Mindset”
Interesting reading–the objectors to the class action settlement in the freelance authors case have prevailed in the 2nd Circuit. The issues in “Freelance” were nearly identical to those in the Google Books settlement–not surprisingly involving the same lawyers for the authors so once the artifice in one is shot down it is shot down for […]
I can’t wait to hear the reaction from the Anthony Wiener of the Copyleft–they’re like old dude.
In which–the creepy Google toilet tells the consumer, “Relax, dude, don’t be moral“! A guy can’t even find a place to read the EFF’s Deep Thoughts blog in peace.