Did Mr. La Rue Miss the Elephant in the Room? A Critique of the Report of the Special Rapporteur to the U.N. Human Rights Council (Complete Post)

Originally posted on Music Technology Policy:
In honor of International Human Rights Day (December 10) let us revisit this post. It is not lost on professional creators and those who care about them that an already tough business has  gotten tougher in the last decade.  These creators watched—sometimes literally—their works being parlayed into billions for…

@zchase and What’s Up at NPR’s “Planet Money”?

MTP readers will recall when Rap Genius–or what RG’s investor Marc Andreessen has called the “Internet Talmud”–decided to come in from the cold and get licenses for the lyrics that are an integral part of the site.  (“Internet Talmud”?  Really?  Entitled much?) Yes, Mark Andreessen posted on a Rapgenius forum this explanation for why he […]