This is what happens when you stick to your property rights–Bloomberg reports that Facebook, aka royalty deadbeat, has signed a multiyear licensing deal with Universal Music Group: Facebook Inc. signed a multiyear licensing deal that lets the social network carry songs and artists from the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group, across its platforms. […]
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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg knows all about how the Facebook and Google advertising cartel profits from human misery–and the Russians.
Another outstanding podcast from Portia Sabin’s Future of What podcast, this time with the music credits services Jaxsta and Discogs on the importance of credits. Credits are also known as the moral right of attribution, currently under review at the U.S. Copyright Office. Yet another artist rights area where the U.S. lags behind the rest […]
MTP readers may have seen that Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality division lost a copyright infringement case in a $500,000,000 jury verdict for a variety of claims. While that seems like a lot of money to me, the verdict was far short of what was at stake. What is interesting about the case for our purposes […]
Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth Facebook is unlicensed. Let’s be clear about that. We all know that Facebook profits from music, and some of us know that Facebook not only profits in a general sense from having music on […]