Streaming and the Embarrassment of COVID Riches

We’re starting to see a narrative emerging from the digital music services in reaction to artists chafing under the misery of streaming royalties.  Streamers want lawmakers to focus attention on the allocation of current period revenue that they pay to creators and deflect attention from the company’s stock market valuation (or private company valuation).  That’s […]

It’s A Leak: Google’s Double Super Secret European Lobbying Order of Battle Against a Level Playing Field

According to two separate sources, Google’s secret attack plan against Europe’s planned Digital Services Act has leaked.  According to French publication Le Point (“How Google Wants to Bend Brussels“): Le Point is aware of a document (which Google has neither confirmed nor denied) which appears to be a presentation intended to mobilize the search engine’s […]

The Supreme Court Should See Through Google’s Industrial-Strength Fair Use Charade

Google’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of two Federal Circuit decisions in Oracle’s favor is turning into the most consequential copyright case of the court’s term — if not the decade. The appeal turns in part on whether the Supreme Court will uphold the Federal Circuit’s definition of fair use for creators and reject Google’s dubious assertion of “industrial strength” fair use.