You may have heard that there was a settlement of the streaming mechanical rates in the Copyright Royalty Board proceeding called “Phonorecords IV”. You may not have noticed in all the backslapping that no settlement agreement was filed with the CRB by the parties. The Copyright Royalty Judges noticed (as did George Johnson) and the […]
Kristin Robinson’s outstanding reporting re-opens the advertiser fraud and bad behavior questions about YouTube–this time with added AdRev and board of directors liability.
Inflation is bad but the Copyright Royalty Judges have a chance to do something about it in Phonorecords IV and the #FrozenMechanicals crisis.
Mark Zuckerberg is building the bug-free infrastructure for the metaverse–inside your head. Remember–we are the bug.
If you’re not closely following the shenanigans at the Copyright Royalty Board, you may not be aware that your publishers are being retired to hand over your once-private royalty statements and contract to the legion of Big Tech lawyers. How can we stop them?
DSPs going out of their way to use CRB to take advantage of the “protections” from royalty audits they wrote into the Music Modernization Act over the heads of the lobbyists.
Google is getting millions of pages of songwriter royalty statements to “test” whether songwriters have been screwed by Big Tech. Who wants to bet they never read a word of it?
Economic indicators confirm that the plan to freeze mechanicals at 2006 levels looks more insane with each passing day.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos kowtows to China’s grand poobah Xi Jinping and deletes bad reviews of Xi’s absurd book.
Remember that illegal New York compulsory license for books that Big Tech tried to sneak through? Vetoed.