A performance metric one hears from the digerati is the term “conversion rate.” “Conversion rate” for a streaming service usually means the rate at which users of an ad-supported free service are “converted” to paying users. That motivation is usually because they are so fed up with the advertising they are willing to pay. […]
If Congress wants to fix the DMCA, Congress needs to fix Google’s scam operations, too.
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 […]
MTP readers will no doubt have been following the absurd “National Emergency Library” scam that anti-artist activist Brewster Kahle is pushing to the great satisfaction of the BrewBros. BrewBros based the “National Emergency Library” on a “superpower” interpretation of fair use (no, that’s really what they said) that is yet another example of a very […]
They say it’s news when man bites dog, but it is also news when Lyor Cohen invites YouTube audits–or maybe even an SEC investigation. Crazy, you say? Not really. Google is pushing how profitable YouTube is and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is in turn pushing how much of Google’s revenue gets paid to creators. Both […]
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.
Shownotes for the Podcast: Even More Bad Faith From Ron Wyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation musictechpolicy.com/2020/01/16/even…ms-legislation/ CASE Act Materials (Flow Chart, Explanation of Holds) artistrightswatchdotcom.files.wordpress.com/202…pdf Senator Ben Sasse’s Data Center Influences–What’s Up With Senator Ben Sasse’s Vicious Little Amendment on Pre-72? musictechpolicy.com/2018/06/28/what…ment-on-pre-72/ Are Data Centers The New Cornhusker Kickback and the Facebook Fakeout? musictechpolicy.com/2018/07/09/are-…cebook-fakeout/ […]
If you’ve ever been to the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco’s toney Nob Hill, you can’t miss the hotel’s famous restaurant called The Big Four. The eponymous paean to 19th Century monopolists, “The Big Four” are railroad men: C. P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and of course Leland Stanford, for whom Leland Stanford Google University […]
If you’ve ever seen The Insider starring Russell Crowe you know the story of Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, the whistleblower’s whistleblower. Dr. Wigand worked for one of the Big Tobacco companies (Brown & Williamson) to help them perfect nicotine addiction. He eventually couldn’t take it anymore and went public with his inside knowledge. Dr. Wigand identified […]
To paraphrase “Deep Throat” from All the President’s Men, don’t believe the myths the media has created about Google. The truth is, these people are not very bright and things got out of hand. Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen and Lucas Shaw have written one of the most revealing stories yet about just how out of control YouTube really […]