Grammy-winning artist Maria Schneider lays bear the fallacies of YouTube’s Content ID and why YouTube violates the DMCA by interfering with “standard technical measures”.
This post is Part 2 of the MTP Interview with Alan Graham. Read Part 1 here. Chris Castle: How are licensing payments fulfilled using blockchain? Alan Graham: Hard to say exactly without examining an actual business model, but for the sake of argument, currently the mechanism for this would require the use of a crypto […]
Chris Castle interviews innovator Alan Graham about blockchain, the Open Music Initiative, smart contracts and solving the online data problems for artists.
Massive infringer Isohunt and its founder Gary Fung agreed to a consent order with the Supreme Court of British Columbia finding him liable for infringing the copyrights of over two dozen Canadian and international labels. The court found that isoHunt and Fung were liable for $55 million in damages and an additional $10 million in […]
What this comes down to is that you are driving fans to Spotify, Spotify is capturing their identifiable information, scraping that into data categories through pattern recognition and other data mining techniques and then profiling your fans to be resold to brands. It’s hard to believe that Google is not involved with this deal somehow. […]
Last week, however, under Assistant Attorney General Renata Hesse (a former Wilson Sonsini attorney — Google’s law firm), the DOJ announced that, going forward, it intends to interpret the Consent Decrees to require ASCAP and BMI to only issue licenses for songs they control 100%, up-ending decades of custom and practice. The DOJ’s intention, presumably, […]
We begin by stating once again that we strenuously object to the timetable set by the DOJ for the submission of these comments. Unlike the many multi-‐national, billion-‐dollar corporations identified by your Division as “interested parties” concerning this matter (including one of the world’s richest, most powerful and influential corporations, Google), our coalition of music […]
Don’t worry, the Department of Justice will protect Google from these cranky artists, democracy is safe. It’s actually a big deal that U2 signed the petition given their connections to Google through the Silicon Valley venture capital networks. via Daniel Kreps: Jack White, Pearl Jam, U2, Trent Reznor Sign DMCA Petition — Artist Rights Watch
Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long Long Time, by Guy Forsyth Andrew Orlowski reports in The Register: Google has, without fanfare, dropped its legal action that muzzled an investigation into the ad giant’s conduct by the State of Mississippi. The state’s elected attorney general, Democrat […]
Like their colleagues at the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission has spectacularly ignored Google’s violations of law. Scott Cleland tells us why the EU’s expected new search-advertising case — which focuses on how Google has long contractually required websites to use Google’s search advertising if they use Google search — could be the […]