Artist Rights are Human Rights

The human rights of artists is a different concept from intellectual property rights, such as copyright. Intellectual property rights are created by national laws, and the human rights of artists are recognized as the fundamental rights of all persons by all of the central human rights documents to which hundreds of countries have agreed. These rights resonate in a […]

Why Did MIC Coalition Change Its Logo?

An eagle eyed MTP reader (Michael Eames of PEN Music Group) noticed an odd and recent change in logo at the MIC Coalition, Google and Pandora’s soul-crushing trillion dollar coalition with the National Association of Broadcasters to grind artists even further into the dirt than these corporate behemoths already have.  You’ll recall that the the […]

What’s Still Wrong With ISP Music Licensing? The Latest Victim is the Songwriters Association of Canada

[Here’s a blast from the past on a bad idea that just won’t die.  Digital Music News has a story today about Verizon offering to pay “the music industry” $1 a month for each Internet subscriber, an idea that was floated by Berkman Center professor, ivory tower music rethinker and Lawrence Lester Lessig buddy Terry […]