Pandora’s Profitable Quiet: Silence is Golden

You’re sitting there yakkin’ right in my face I guess I’m gonna have to put you in your place Y’know if silence was golden, you couldn’t raise a dime Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime… Your Mind is on Vacation by Mose Allison (Audre Mae Music Co. BMI) I […]

Originally posted on The Trichordist:
There is a lot of debate concerning the amounts paid to artists by streaming services.  It’s often very confusing because what an artist sees in royalties on their statements is highly dependent on a number of factors including whether they have a record deal, publishing deal or whether they are…

One Bad Apple: The Complete Checklist on Google’s “Non Anti-Piracy” Anti-Piracy Policies

Written by Chris Castle [Editor Charlie sez: It was recently reported that Google has now received notices for over 10 million infringing links in search results–actually a low number given that Google receives 3 million notices a week for search alone–i.e., not counting Blogger or YouTube.  Before the anti-copyright crowd goes spinning into the ether […]

Pirate Site Isohunt Selling Dead Kennedys Tickets

Just in case it wasn’t enough that pirate sites are selling advertising that can be tied to artist names and song titles, now they are also scalping tickets for live shows. Yes, Isohunt, the Canadian pirate that was adjudicated an infringer in the US, is now in business with a ticket reseller of unknown bona […]

Wolves in Sheeps Clothing Criminalizing All Who Oppose Them But for He Who Brings the $unlight: The Troubled, $trange, Fearful, Frightened World of Gary $hapiro, the Diogenese of Anti-Copyright Lobbyists

[Editor Charlie sez: This post orginally appeared on December 15, 2011 and in light of Gary Shapiro’s recent  editorial–still looking for that copyright law that passes the CEA purity test–we thought it might be time for a reprise.  See also David Israelite’s excellent op ed responding to Shapiro.  Yes, like Diogenes, Gary Shapiro wanders the […]

Originally posted on The Trichordist:
by Chris Castle If you are like most artists, you feel overwhelmed by the alliance of Big Tech and Fortune 500 companies allied against us in the intricate network of brand sponsored piracy.  (If you need more background on what “brand sponsored piracy” means, just look around on the Trichordist…