Gloria Steinem: Artists Rights Are Human Rights #IRESPECTMUSIC

Originally posted on The Trichordist: Electronic Frontier Fondation disagrees.  “*&#$&^@!!!!” So let’s see…. Human Rights are interfering with our freedoms?  Help me out here.  I guess you have to be a lawyer to understand this logic. RELATED: Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 27 The Human Rights of Artists Google pretends to care about…

Attention Mr. Almunia: Townspeople with Pitchforks in the South of France Confirm YouTube is a Monopoly

I know Mr. Almunia probably didn’t take this Yank seriously–God knows I do that with real Yankees all the time (even when it’s not SXSW).  But, Mr. Vice President, be advised:  Google really did extend its search monopoly to another search vertical when it acquired YouTube and YouTube is a monopoly. Nowhere was this more […]

Jean Michel Jarre: ‘Don’t forget that us creators are the smart part in a smartphone’ by @Helienne Lindvall

[Editor Charlie sez: We are thrilled to welcome Helienne Lindvall to MTP as a guest writer!  Helienne interviewed Jean Michel Jarre, the newly elected president of CISAC, at MIDEM.  A version of this interview previously appeared in the Guardian.  As this year’s conference is widely rumored to be the last MIDEM, we should enjoy it […]

One Party is Better: What did Intuit Know about Goldieblox and When Did They Know It?

“One party is better.” Attributed to Joseph Stalin responding to Winston Churchill’s complaint of standing for election in a two party system. I’m struggling with the Goldieblox timeline (thanks to 1.  Goldieblox posts video on YouTube with link to Intuit’s small business get a commercial in the Superbowl contest. 2.  The video “went viral” […]