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…
Some of you may have seen the story about the merger of Omnicom and Publicis the huge global advertising agencies. When the House IP Subcommittee holds hearings about “innovation”, they will hopefully be interested in the effect of this merger on brand sponsored piracy. We have noted in the past that Omnicom clients (particularly Chiat […]
Washington lobbyist Matt Schruers, who works for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, is floating a paper released by the Government Accountability Office (“Intellectual Property: Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods” (GAO-10-423)). So you get the context, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is a very well funded […]
How in the world a company the size of Chevrolet could have thought it a good use of taxpayer dollars to sponsor the mobile version of Grooveshark is beyond me (Chevrolet is a division of GM–you know, Government Motors). I don’t know what rock these people live under, but apparently they missed stories like this […]