Fascinating interviews with Austin artist Guy Forsyth and other independent Austin artists. From Creative America.
By Chris Castle reposted from August 2010 Hey Jude by John Lennon and Paul McCartney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial–NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.musictechpolicy.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.musictechpolicy.com. Quotes regarding “the Commons” “What we [copyfighters] want to tell Hollywood is get […]
Helienne Lindvall reporting in the Guardian tells us the latest tripe from Sweden–sorry–not tripe, “meme” is the more correct for hive minders, right? She says, “Now Swedish songwriters are up in arms after their minister for trade and Centre Party leader, Annie Lööf, came out in favour of legalising illegal downloading “for private use”, in an […]
Update: Helienne Lindvall reporting in the Guardian tells us the latest tripe from Sweden–sorry–“meme” is the more correct for hive minders, right? “Now Swedish songwriters are up in arms after their minister for trade and Centre Party leader, Annie Lööf, came out in favour of legalising illegal downloading “for private use”, in an effort to […]
Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post. Each post has information relvant to prior posts, so until we get to the “Final” there will be more information to come. See also Twenty Questions for New Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Part 6 , Part […]
Music publishers and record companies are often asked to deliver databases of information about their catalogs to online retailers. In many countries of the world outside of the United States, a “database right” exists in computer databases of information as a property right separate and apart from copyright. This is particularly true in Europe (Directive […]
At last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.R. 3261 (the “Stop Online Piracy Act”), former judge Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised an interesting line of questioning: If a website is found to infringe by a court order based on probable cause, why should it appear in search results. Not surprisingly, Rep. Lofgren’s (D-Mountain View) response to the question dutifully […]
Thanks to artists standing up for their human rights, the ugly truth that publicly traded companies in the US are profiting themselves from the theft of the intellectual property of creators was uncovered last year. The enormity of this enterprise is difficult to get your mind around at first, but no more difficult than say, […]
Chris spoke last week on international copyright at the Canadian American Business Council policy conference in Toronto with a great group of panelists. Canadian coverage of their remarks is here. Piers Morgan of CNN gave the keynote and Michael Rapino of Live Nation was honored.
New music picks by Semaphore Music 1. The 99s (Manchester) “Oh Me, Oh My” 2. Dave Madden (Austin) “A Beautiful Night” 3. Jensen Reed (LA) “After the War” @jensenreed 4. Beach Fossils (Brooklyn) “Daydream” @beachfossils 5. Small Black (New York) “Photojournalist”