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Tech companies have made billions supporting the illegal exploitation of our cultural past
while ruthlessly pursuing the dismantling of incentives creators need to fashion our cultural future.
7 Mythbusting Copyright Law Articles
By Terry Hart -- Copyright law in recent decades has seen a number of shaky claims and arguments grow in popularity. These arguments are often based on faulty logic, historical revisionism, or erroneous facts. Nevertheless, they have a surface appeal that aids in their dissemination. The result is a rather well-developed copyright "mythology" which presents a mistaken view of copyright's history, its goals, and its effects...
Terry Hart's Blog, Copyhype, Turns Two Years Old
By Terry Hart -- [The truth, and nothing but the truth! Congrats Terry. Great work. DK]
Evolver.fm Catches Either Grooveshark Or Google Lying. You Be The Judge.
By Eliot Van Buskirk
Grooveshark vs. Google: The Plot Thickens
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Grooveshark Downloader disappeared after Evolver.fm's article posted yesterday, but now it's back...However, Grooveshark Downloader is already live again, courtesy of a supposedly new developer with a fake website that has not been registered, according to Internic.
[Perfect if you are into user friendly Muzak. I hate walls built of algorithms.]
Data Scientists Figured Out What Songs You'll Like - In 24 Hours
By Alex Knapp
Jackson Websites Shut Down for Violating Copyright
By Jill Serjeant
The Long Pitch: What Artists Can Learn From Consultative Selling
By Katonah Coster -- As a creative business...the music business is incredibly unique and complicated. However, as unlikely as it may sometimes seem, there are many lessons from traditional business theory that can and should be considered valuable insights into how to better operate your business as an artist.
Don't Believe Your Accolades
By Brian Thompson
The Secret To A Great Arrangement
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a detailed explanation of the arrangement elements and how their interaction is the key to really making an arrangement work.
[A fine compliment for texting while driving!]
Video Demonstrates Google Glasses
By The Washington Post
By Rob Cottingham
'Somebody That I Used to Know': Gotye Combines YouTube Covers
By Deborah Netburn -- Over the weekend, Gotye, the singer-songwriter behind the ubiquitous song "Somebody That I Used to Know," posted a new video to YouTube called "Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra." The video is an audio and visual remix of dozens of YouTube covers and parodies of the song. Talk about a meta-, full circle, only in 2012, moment.
Dean Kay has been at the helm of some of the most highly respected and forward thinking music publishing companies in the world, first as COO of the Welk Music Group, then as President/ CEO of the US division of the PolyGram International Publishing Group, and now as President/CEO of his own precedent setting venture, Lichelle Music Company. Prior to his involvement in publishing, he was a successful songwriter, having had hundreds of his compositions recorded - including "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra. Mr. Kay has been a member of the Board of Directors of ASCAP since 1989 and is Chairman of its New Technologies Committee. He is also on the Board of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).
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