Posts Tagged ‘copyright‘

In Praise of Plagiarism (guest post by Tim Cole)

By Tim Cole Is intellectual property theft? Listening to the high-pitched arguments about digital piracy one could almost assume that copyright or commercial legal protection of intellectual property are a law of nature; something we always enjoyed and that’s been around forever. Not so: The

Fight Growing Over Online Royalties –

Link: Fight Growing Over Online Royalties – Sirius, for example, pays 8 percent of its revenue to record companies and artists. Pandora pays a fraction of a cent each time a song is streamed, which last year amounted to about 54 percent of its

Compensation not Control Futurist Gerd Leonhard at MidemNet 2009 (by MIDEM09) From 2009 but still a very important message (says Gerd)

futuristgerd: A fascinating new report from Associate Professor Michael A. Carrier at Rutgers University School of Law, entitled “Copyright and Innovation: The Untold Story”, interviews 31 CEOs, company founders and VPs who have worked in digital music over the past 10 years. It illustrates the

Musik-Flatrate – ein Schweizer Modell (in German)

Mein aktueller Vorschlag für die Schweizer Musikindustrie, Kunstschaffende und Urheberinstitutionen:“In den vergangenen 10 Jahren wurde Musik im Internet tatsächlich ‘wie Wasser’, mehr oder weniger gemäss der 2002 von David Bowie gewagten Prognose: “Music will become like Water” (New York Times); ein Leitmotiv, das auch schon

mediafuturist: (via MediaFuturist: Must watch video: Rob Reid at TED: The $8 billion iPod (hilarious Copyright Math) BRILLIANT video by comic author Rob Reid, showing how ridiculous the calculation of economic losses due to content ‘piracy’ is. Absolutely amazing how he strings the facts and

Everything is a Remix Part 4 Kirby Ferguson: Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And

Cory Doctorow: The coming war on general computation

We think this is a must view: “The last 20 years of Internet policy have been dominated by the copyright war, but the war turns out only to have been a skirmish. The coming century will be dominated by war against the general purpose computer,