If you’ve read the book or have seen the movie Friday Night Lights, you’ll remember Charlie Billingsley played by Tim McGraw, the running back father of running back Don. Charlie is emblematic of people you’ve probably known who “won State” in their youth or the equivalent and for whom reality has just never quite lived […]
MTP readers will recall that Senator Thom Tillis has hosted many hearing on how to fix the DMCA’s broken notice and takedown process. Senator Tillis has released a discussion draft of those revisions titled the “Digital Copyright Act of 2021” including this summary of the proposals (and yes that sound you heard was the privileged […]
Let’s be honest–Jack Dorsey is a weird guy. He may not be full-blown Howard Hughes no-mani/pedi and urine sample bottles in pentagrams weird, but he’s getting there. Keep an eye on those Vegas hotel sales. The latest manifestation of his weirdness is flipping the bird to Senator Thom Tillis’s well-meaning investigation into making the DMCA […]
ARTHUR Let’s get back to justice…what is justice? What is the intention of justice? The intention of justice is to see that the guilty people are proven guilty and that the innocent are freed. Simple isn’t it? Only it’s not that simple. From …And Justice for All, written by Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson. Law […]
Regardless of your politics, one message should ring out loud and clear from the election regarding Big Tech: Politicians are learning what artists have known for well over a decade. They do not care. They don’t care about Congress, they don’t care about the nation state, they don’t care about artists, songwriters, photographers, authors, none […]
Senators Thom Tillis and Mike Lee want to know if Google is cooking the search results to favor YouTube.
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 […]
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 […]
In order to break through the lobbyist mumble tank, the Congress needs to hear clear and persuasive facts from creators like Jonathan Yunger.