Google has paid millions of dollars to academics at British and American universities for research that it hoped would sway public opinion and influence policy in favour of the tech giant. A watchdog identified 329 pieces of research funded directly or indirectly by Google since 2005 in key public policy areas where regulatory changes could […]
Google has been quietly making a push to influence public policy — by dangling cash in front of academics. via @danikafears: Here’s how Google pays to influence public policy — Artist Rights Watch
Google has exercised an increasingly pernicious influence on academic research, paying millions of dollars each year to academics and scholars who produce papers that support its business and policy goals. An in-depth examination by the Google Transparency Project identified 329 research papers published between 2005 and 2017 on public policy matters of interest to Google that were in some way funded by the company–behind the scenes.
Without going down the rabbit hole, if Spotify is accounts for per-stream royalty-free plays with the same value as per stream plays for which royalties are payable, then can potentially save themselves some royalties on major and indie label streams alike.
Chris Castle will lecture on the Mass NOI debacle July 26 in Austin sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter. Subscribe by signing up for MTP by email.] As we have reported a number of times this year, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Pandora, iHeart, Loudr and others are taking advantage of the compulsory license loophole that allows these companies to file tens of millions […]
Admittedly this is an unscientific sampling. But it sure seems like Google search (especially in ex-USA markets) seems to return top search results for UGC (User “Generated” Content) videos instead of official videos. Often no royalties are paid on these UGC videos, and in the cases where royalties are paid, they are paid at a […] […]