If Congress wants to fix the DMCA, Congress needs to fix Google’s scam operations, too.
They say it’s news when man bites dog, but it is also news when Lyor Cohen invites YouTube audits–or maybe even an SEC investigation. Crazy, you say? Not really. Google is pushing how profitable YouTube is and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is in turn pushing how much of Google’s revenue gets paid to creators. Both […]
Very insightful reporting from Rob Copeland at WSJ on Google’s revenue that culls out YouTube’s share of Google’s revenue–and boy are we getting hosed.
[We’re thrilled to have a chance to publish an important Twitter thread by composer Kerry Muzzey that crystalizes a number of phenomena: How Kerry caught YouTube using Content ID as a tool to extend the period of time that they can profit from infringement (or the “piracy profit window”), how draining it is for indies […]
If you’ve heard about the new copyright law in Europe, you’ve probably heard that the new rules with either break the Internet or bring Big Tech to heel. I’d suggest neither proposition is true because Big Tech has absolutely no intention of complying with the law unless they are made to.
Ripped off YouTube advertisers can easily switch to Vevo to get on the YouTube platform with brand-safe context.
When is an “ad credit” actually a refund? As Chris wrote on MusicTech.Solutions, Google advertisers should be entitled to refunds stretching back years for Google’s failure to live up to its promises to protect advertisers from their ads appearing in terror videos. via @tpoletti: Google’s YouTube ad controversy should scare investors — Artist Rights Watch
“Why does Rice play Texas?” President John F. Kennedy, the “Moon Speech” Sept. 12, 1962 If you’ve been aghast at the reporting on Google’s advertising problem, it’s important to distinguish which is more shocking–that they did it, that they got caught, or that anyone thought it serious enough to report on. Because it is an […]