Originally posted on Four Nights of Music Rights:
The following is from Chris’s presentation at the California Copyright Conference “Legal Eagles” Panel on 9/11/12 in Los Angeles.  Chris covered the new streaming mechanical rates that are expected to soon be in effect.  See complete proposed regulations in the Federal Register. Service Type Definitions 2012 Rate…

Originally posted on Four Nights of Music Rights:
You can get your class materials for Week 1:  Songs and Sound Recordings: Who Owns What and How the Money Flows under the “Class Materials for Download” tab from the home page of this blog.  This will be true every week and you will see some materials…

Chris Castle’s @FourNights of Music Rights Seminar in Austin

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and the Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) are proud to present Austin attorney Chris Castle’s “Four Nights of Music Rights” seminar series in September and October 2012 hosted by the Long Center. The series consists of four evening seminars that will cover intermediate and advanced-level music business rights […]

@darakerr: Google Wipes Pirate Bay from Autocomplete–except they didn’t

Big story in CNET from Dara Kerr “Google Wipes Pirate Bay from Autocomplete Searches“–and a wise reporter hedges her bets.  Sort of. It seems like Google is finally complying with the Recording Industry Association of America’s wishes by not showing alleged copyright infringing Web sites in its Instant and Autocomplete search features. According to TorrentFreak, […]

There’s an Android app for that: Google Escort App Brings Human Trafficking to The Smartphone

[Here’s a reblog from September 2012–the CDA safe harbor was finally cut back today.] Remember Google’s human trafficking problem?  Let’s check in and see how successfully the company is hiding…I mean solving…that problem.  (There will be screen shots that are easier to read at 200% so you may want to adjust your browsers.) Google users are […]

What musicians could teach Tim O’Reilly and Seth Godin

Has anyone Seen them in the same room At the same time? “Musicians: Solve Your Obscurity Problem and the Rest Will Follow” is the latest in a long line of apologias by the rationalist school of Internet consultants (aka hucksters), surfacing on the aptly named Hypebot by someone hyping their company.  These people seem to think that […]