#NewMusic Mondays Dawn Langstroth, Knife Party, John Pointer, Miss May I, Low Flying Owls

Semaphore Music staff picks from @semaphoremusik curated by the ultimate arbiter of taste 1.  Dawn Langstroth (Toronto) “Dark and Twisted (No Mercy)” @dawnlangstroth 2.  Knife Party (Oz) “Bonfire” @knifepartyinc 3.  John Pointer (Austin)  “The Flame” @johnpointer 4.  Miss May I (Ohio) “Second to No One” @missmayiband 5.  Low Flying Owls (Los Angeles) “Lovevolve” @lowflyingowls

Straight outta Da Valley: EFF teaching hackers about “Destroying Evidence Before It’s Evidence”

EFF published this rather remarkable post touting its involvement in a conference called “Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE), one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/06/eff-hackers-planet-earth Destroying Evidence Before It’s Evidence Hanni Fakhoury, [EFF] Staff Attorney Friday 5:00pm Sassaman Room Covering your tracks out of fear of getting caught with […]

The Wi-Spy Fiasco: The Plot Sickens Part 2

[Editor Charlie sez: This post appeared on May 3 and we thought it should be reposted in light of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on the FCC on July 10] Engineer Doe:  Does he know the difference between self-incrimination and immunity from prosecution? Wardriving: Drive, Detect, Defend is a 2004 book authored by a […]

Google’s Guide to RICO

PRS For Music recently released a report entitled the “Six Business Models of Copyright Infringement.”  This report was co-sponsored by Google.  The company’s European Policy Blog had a suitably Googlely statement (if you know what I mean) announcing the release of the report.  (http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.com/2012/07/follow-money-to-fight-online-piracy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EuropeanPublicPolicyBlog+%28European+Public+Policy+Blog%29) Well, it wasn’t entirely Googley because it didn’t contain any of the usual […]

Updated: How Much Do Artists Earn Online? How Do Spotify and Other Revenue Share Services Calculate Royalties?

“I’d rather be raped by The Pirate Bay than shafted by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music.” Swedish artist Magnus Uggla, speaking of Spotify’s major label ownership and low payments He actually said something more emphatic than “shafted“, but this is a family blog.  You get the idea.  It’s in this graph courtesy of our friend Faza at  […]