Senator Ron Wyden is up to his old tricks–he’s got a secret hold on the CASE Act and is taking his usual ridiculous positions just to see if he can get away with it. His day of reckoning has been coming for a long time and may have just arrived. We don’t come to the Congress looking for a fight, but he does. Maybe now he’ll get one. Like any other bully, there’s only one way to make it stop.
Streaming music uses a massive amount of energy, as does storing music in the cloud. Should artists question the data lords on how they’re managing their music-driven carbon footprint?
Senator Ron Wyden revealed his well intentioned but startling lack of education about the dynamics of the opposition to the Internet Radio Fairness Act during his speech at the Future of Music Policy Summit yesterday, and it started with more of the same old whine: You’ll hear the record labels oppose this legislation, spend lots of […]
Ben Sisario has an excellent article about the Internet Radio Fairness Act in the New York Times. I have to commend Mr. Sisario–he wrote a mistake-free analysis of the rights involved. That’s a first, at least for me. Never seen a journalist from outside the music business write an article about IRFA who took the […]
Big Tech and Big Media have joined forces in the “Internet Radio Fairness Coalition” which includes Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Computer and Communications Industry Association (Google), Consumer Electronics Association (Google), Digital Media Association (Google) and…Pandora. So you see, the way this works is the group put Tim Westergren out with the long face and the sad […]
So we were wondering how long this would take, and it took no time at all. Not only do you have Pandora’s Tim Westergren shilling for Clear Channel, you now have Google shills the Computer and Communications Industry Association (funders of several bizarre “studies”), the Digital Media Association and the Consumer Electronics Association, all coming to […]