Once again, Lessig is trying to position himself both as a friend of artists and of copyright. He is a friend of neither. This came up in a recent speech in which Lessig takes a swipe at “artist representatives” as distinguished from “artists” who engage in a “fight” (his word) over those artists’ copyright (in the above […]
The Internet can be great for creators and their community, but Silicon Valley’s own leadership refuses to recognize and take advantage of its promise. It seems they’d rather spend stockholders money paying fines for selling drugs online (including to kids), tying up creators in endless litigation for which they can always outspend us because they raise […]
An excellent video of debate on UK laws of great importance to US copyright owners–the Hargreaves Report (aka the Google Report) and the implementation of certain provisions of the Digital Economy Act that has caused the UK to fall behind France, Germany, and New Zealand. The debate is lead by Pete Wishart (current MP and […]
Staff picks from Semaphore Music 1. Shooter Jennings (Nashville) “The Deed and the Dollars” @shooterjennings 2. Allison Weiss (Brooklyn) “I Was an Island” @allisonweiss 3. First Aid Kit (Stockholm) “I Met Up With the King” @firstaidkitband 4. Benjamin Francis Leftwich (York) “Atlas Hands” @benleftwich 5. Jacques Lu Cont (Reading) “Tracques” @jacqueslucont
Unintelligible gibberish and the tech financial press just lets…it…go. Mary Meeker revisited.
We’ve had a number of questions lately about how artists should look at aggregator deals and how to evaluate them. You would, of course, evaluate these deals the same way you would any other deal in the first instance–using break even analysis. This requires a little bit–a very little bit–of high school algebra, but you […]
Crony Capitalism is Back Baby!! Big Finish for 2011 Google drops $3.7m in Q4 brings company to $9.68 million for 2011–and this doesn’t include Net Coalition, Creative Commons, Free Press, Public Knowlege, Sunlight Foundation, Berkman Center…and so on. Politico Morning Tech Blog reported (Politico Morning Tech Blog), “Dave Levinthal reports: ‘Lobbying spending by the nation’s most prominent […]