In a month when we honor the memory of the Normandy invasion, it is well to also remember that no one understands this deadly calculus better than a soldier. Particularly one who had a lifetime to think over the question and the math–only the price has gone up. Every gun that is made, every warship […]
Download a copy here June 10, 2020 Mr. Brewster Kahle Founder and Digital Librarian Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 Dear Mr. Kahle: I write to you again as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. In my April 8, 2020 letter, I expressed my concern that the Internet […]
Cory Doctorow has a post on the EFF’s Deep Thoughts…sorry…Deep Links blog that proposes “A Plan to Pay Artists.” MTP readers probably need no further information to know what’s coming next without even reading Mr. Doctorow’s post. It’s the old ISP licensing hash rehashed and served up as if nothing happened–but using The MLC as […]
The nauseating Daniel Ek made something like a billion dollars in the last week on Spotify stock appreciation, while at the same time crying poor and fighting songwriter royalties every step of the way. If you think this example of income inequality is revolting, brace yourself for the China Evasion. But the U.S. Senate just […]
MTP readers may recall that in between getting banned by the Department of Defense, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA as well as being investigated by CFIUS, TikTok got caught and fined by the FTCfor exploiting children in violation of U.S. law: The operators of the video social networking app […]
MusicCanada commissioned an outstanding survey by Abacus Data using serious data-driven methodology to credibly measure the Canadian public’s experience with the COVID shut down of live music and expectation for reopening. Instead of glorified “Who’s Hot”-level casual polls you see cropping up here and there, The Locked-Down Blues: Canadians, Live Music and the Pandemic sets the […]
At midnight of 8 May 1945, German military forces in Norway surrendered to the Allies. On 10 May this fellow in a kilt, aka Lt. Col. F.R.G. “Bobby” Chew of the Seaforth Highlanders accepted the surrender of German land forces in Norway from General de Boer: Upon accepting the German surrender, Bobby took command of […]
Leading music and film organizations today sent a new letter to leaders of Congress that highlights the ways implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need in the entertainment community and requests that these flaws in implementation be remedied in a new CARES Act COVID relief package.
“User-centric” is rapidly becoming all the rage in the streaming royalty debate. To its credit, Deezer is the only streaming service that has announced it is working on trying to implement a user-centric model. The Ethical Pool model avoids the complexities with an opt-in approach for fans and artists.
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 […]