A Sad State of Affairs: Senator Wyden’s Secret Hold on CASE Act Comes to Light

Karl Herchenroeder reports in Communications Daily that Oregon’s legacy senator Ron Wyden has placed a “hold” on the CASE Act (the legislation creating a copyright small claims court), which essentially stops it from moving forward.  (The CASE Act is the result of extensive study by the Copyright Office that addressed the many issues involving creating the copyright […]

@ericdharvey Misses Music Twitter’s Defining Feature: Refuse Licenses and Pay Zero Royalties via @ArtistRights Watch

Eric Harvey has a great must-read article in Pitchfork about what he describes as “Music Twitter” (“How Twitter Changed Music“).  Mr. Harvey makes that case that Twitter was designed with both music and the music business in mind.  That is certainly true.  Twitter couldn’t be a more perfect way for pop and rap stars to […]

Loophole Competition: Is Google’s News’ Richard Gingras the Counterpart of YouTube’s Lyor Cohen? via ArtistRightsWatch

We’re all well aware of how Google uses self-manufactured loopholes in the DMCA safe harbor to enrich itself at the expense of artists, and run their loophole traps while appearing to “help” artists deal with the Google manufactured whackamole on YouTube with “tools” like Content ID.  (See Ellen Seidler’s teaching on this subject, Kerry Muzzey’s […]