Love him or hate him, let it not be said the U.S. Trade Representative screws around. There’s really only one reason why a public company like Amazon ends up on the USTR’s “Notorious Markets” list and that’s because they tried really hard to get on there. And also because they managed–in a nightmare on K […]
Emmanuel Legrand reports in his excellent newsletter that: Music industry trade group the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA) has asked the US government for tougher measures against infringers, in particular in the online marketplace. The proposal was part of a submission to the US Department of Commerce, as part of its request for comments on the […]
Alexa is a window into Amazon’s vast private intelligence network that lets it spy on U.S. citizens while it provides billions in services to the Intelligence Community–that we know of. Why promote Alexa with your music?
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 […]
[Editor Charlie sez: It’s about time that these royalty deadbeats began understanding the meaning of “repeat infringer policy” which Twitch (owned by Amazon) does not seem to have in place at all.] If you’ve watched any Twitch streams at all in your life ever, this might come as a surprise to you. After all, pretty […]
Google, Amazon and MRI are reportedly filing “millions” of NOIs with the Copyright Office after buying data out the back door of the Library of Congress–all to avoid paying statutory royalties. This takes “carpet bombing NOIs” to a whole new level of hurt for songwriters, and forces the Copyright Office to be complicit in the wholesale […]