2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2.  If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP.  Maybe next time.  In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she […]

Must Read by @davidclowery: Google Doxx: Google Funded Groups in 2017 Illegal Doxxing of FCC Chairman — The Trichordist

Editors note #1 – Over the last year, this blog has been reporting on Google’s apparent use of proxies in an attempt to intimidate members of the EU parliament into voting against the proposed EU Copyright Directive. The Copyright Directive requires social media platforms above a certain size to do more to counter copyright infringement […] […]

Guest Post: How Amazon’s Twitch.tv Cheats Music Creators

Guest post* by Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. [This article was first posted on Forbes.com and previously on themusicindustrylawyer.com.] Music creators (songwriters and performing artists) and rights’ owners (music publishers and record labels) are not collecting a new and substantial source of income – and most of them are not aware they are not collecting it. Enter Twitch, the […]