What Principles Apply to Agents? Who Audits the Auditors?

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Satires, Satire VI, lines 347–8. According to Digital Music News, “Google has just tapped the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) to handle certain music-related licensing and administration services for Google Play.” Depending on what this means, it raises some interesting questions.  As agents for its publisher principals, HFA has […]

Canard du Jour: Reselling the remix

Of all the canards foisted on the professional creative community by the professional free riders, none has had such a sustained life as the “non-commercial use” dodge.  I would suggest that the longevity of the fallacy is at the very core of Web 2.0 right alongside another reality: there is no free lunch.  If you do not […]