The Dog that Didn’t Bark: Supervoting Shares Explains How Zuckerberg Just Sent a Chill Through Facebook’s Boardroom

You’ll probably see coverage on some radical moves that Mark Zuckerberg has made at Facebook–and let’s focus on the grammar of that sentence.  One person has essentially fired or replaced everyone in the senior leadership of a public company who disagreed with him.  He’s not letting a good crisis go to waste.  Here’s the ins […]

Copyright Office Posts Four Proposed Rules for MLC

The Copyright Office has posted notices of proposed rules on four topics:  Confidential information,  royalty reporting by MLC,  the transparency of the MLC, and the notices and reporting. Lots to drill down on, thanks to the Copyright Office for all the work on these which must have been a tremendous effort.  

Pandemic: The Local Culture Card Solution Lets Public and Private Sectors Cooperate to Save Our Local Musicians and Retailers

[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] The Local Culture Card would be a limited purpose debit card that permits the cardholder to purchase goods or services from a designated group of “local arts vendors” who would be artists, retailers or nonprofit arts organizations operating in the locality of the user.  It would be like a […]

@SenThomTillis: Fix the Internet Archive Price Gouging in COVID Consumer Protection Legislation

Senator Thom Tillis is hot on the trail of the Internet Archive’s “National Emergency Library” scam that we have been writing about for weeks.  Senator Tillis sent a Tillis-gram letter to Brewster Kahle in the Senator’s role as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property.  Fortunately, COVID related price gouging legislation has […]

Attention BrewBros: @SenThomTillis Asks Nicely That Internet Archive Stop the “National Emergency Library” Sham

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 […]