Very insightful must read post by the erudite Larry Crane of Tape Op Magazine prompted by another must read book by Scott Timberg (@themisreadcity): I’ve been curious about the changes going on all around us in the music world. The Internet, the recession, and the gutting of the music business income had a tangible effect […] […]
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A thoughtful response to David Pakman (call sign “One Trick Pony”) by Jim McDermott. David’s post is “The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups” which is something of a summary of David’s various public statements and Congressional testimony over the last 10 years or so. David you’re one of the smartest guys on the […]
One thing I believe everyone can agree on is that the safe-harbour (aka “notice-and-takedown”) provisions of the DMCA aren’t working as they should. Problem is that there’s a… ahem… considerable difference of opinion regarding what is wrong with them. The creative sector’s perspective should be well known to You, gentle Reader, but I shall take […]
If you followed the Copyright Office request for public comments on the DMCA “notice and takedown” safe harbors, you will probably be aware of reports that a group called Fight for the Future generated 86,000 comments to the Copyright Office in approximately 36 hours. I will give even money that it will turn out that investigation will reveal that most of those comments were fake.
One reason I’d make that bet is because they look fake. Many were anonymous or pseudonymous and there’s really no way to know who or what submitted those comments. And that’s why there’s a question about whether this kind of public comments can be used at all for policy making.
“Progressive” Democratic congressional candidate for Woodstock NY Zephyr Teachout is director of an astroturf organization that takes regressive copyright positions that harm artists and favor major Silicon Valley corporations like Google. In 2013 Fight For the Future mounted a massive copyright infringement campaign against the MLK estate over the “I Have a Dream Speech.” +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ […] […]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigators were commended at a ceremony today by representatives from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shutting down one of the largest U.S.-based online music piracy networks in history. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents stationed in the United States, Canada, France and Netherlands were […]
[The Copyright Office is preparing a new study on the effects of the “notice and takedown” clauses of the Copyright Act (often called the “DMCA takedown”. The DMCA takedown law has been criticized by artists for creating a legacy system that puts 100% of the burden of policing unauthorized copies of the artist’s work on […]
Hello Spotify, Goodbye Songwriters The Frame’s John Horn spoke with Songwriters of North America founders Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley about why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 no longer works in an era of music streaming services and what can be done about it. Interview Highlights MICHELLE LEWIS AND KAY HANLEY: Your song […]
Zozo (Leeds) “International Waters” Holly Macve (Brighton) “We Don’t Know Where We’re Going” The Kills (London) “Heart of a Dog” Everything Fades (Austin) “Moving Mountains” Laurel (Southampton) “San Francisco”