Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 2: Update the Compulsory License for Songwriters

[This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post] House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is holding hearings on a potential revision to the Copyright Act. One area he might want to take a fresh look at is whether we still need a compulsory license to protect the public from the antitrust ambitions…of songwriters. A […]

The Jihad Will Be Monetized: How the New Boss Duped the White House (Again) to Protect Intermediaries and Brand Sponsored Piracy, Part 2

Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From “Long, Long Time” by Guy Forsyth. (Continued from Part 1) _______________________________________________ As we have seen time and again, Google will sell advertising against everything from jihadi war porn, to ads for illegal drug sites, sex tourism and pirate sites of […]

Is Your Band Registered to Vote?

Is your band registered to vote?  You ride in the van with these people, you probably know way more about them than you ever wanted to know, but do you know whether they are registered to vote?  You can find out what the rules are in your area on this website “Can I Vote?” (click […]

How the New Boss Duped the White House (Again) to Protect Intermediaries and Brand Sponsored Piracy

DEBBIE SLOAN This is an honest house. WOODWARD That’s why we’d like to see your husband.  BERNSTEIN                      Facing certain criminal charges that might be brought against some people that are innocent, we just feel that it would be… WOODWARD It’s really for his benefit.  DEBBIE SLOAN No, it’s not. WOODWARD No, it’s not. HUGH […]