The Mother’s Milk of Algorithms: Google Expands Its Data Center Lobbying Footprint in Minnesota–Home to Senator Amy Klobuchar

Data profiling requires a lot of computing power.  Really a whole bunch.  When you’re talking that much electricity, you’re talking government.  When you’re talking government, you’re talking lobbying. And in this case, looking at the political landscape from the data center point of view might explain a whole lot of oddball results.  Like why do […]

@Europarl_EN Statement Explains Article 13 and Google’s Fake “Lobbying”

This week the European Parliament issued a scathing rejection of Google and Facebook’s massive lobbying campaign against Members of the European Parliament over what’s often called “Article 13”, or the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.  Article 13 is the first meaningful attempt to reverse the European safe harbor income transfer and close […]

Postdicting the Future: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 4: Fixing Unmatched Songwriter Royalties

[In 2013, I wrote 5 articles on Huffington Post titled “5 Things Congress Could Do That Wouldn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”.  The series foreshadowed policies that were addressed in the Music Modernization Act five years later.  This is a repost of Part 4 of that series.  After the MMA, how did I do?] The US is […]