Very insightful reporting from Rob Copeland at WSJ on Google’s revenue that culls out YouTube’s share of Google’s revenue–and boy are we getting hosed.
Artists and songwriters need to demand answers for how their fans data is used on the music sites they drive them to use.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid it down today in his speech to a joint meeting of Congress: “ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube…” This will come as no surprise to MTP readers as we have been hammering this issue for a long, long time. And of course YouTube has gotten […]
Google news alerts are emails sent to you by Google through the data analysis of its monopoly search engine. Yes, the all seeing Google knows a lot of stuff and they are happy to share it with you so you can share it with others. Google will send you a link that matches your news […]
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…
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 […]
by Chris Castle Joaquín Almunia, the Vice President of the European Commission in Charge of Competition currently investigating Google’s unsavory business practices in Europe may wish to consider the dark underbelly of Google’s advertising business when deciding whether to give the company an unprecedented third opportunity to settle the competition questions against the global monopolist. […]
The Trichordist’s commentary on YouTube’s Music Video Awards called attention to a variety of horrendous videos readily available on Google’s crown jewel, but none were quite as disturbing as the DIY videos of how to prepare a variety of illegal drugs for injection (“cooking”) and tips on how to inject these drugs. First, we find […]
Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From “Long, Long Time” by Guy Forsyth. (Continued from Part 1) _______________________________________________ As we have seen time and again, Google will sell advertising against everything from jihadi war porn, to ads for illegal drug sites, sex tourism and pirate sites of […]