The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun Jul 8

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Here’s how the internet and tech industry are getting one step closer to dismantling copyright. Essential reading for all creators By Andrew Orlowski from The Register UK:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/02/govt_copyright_white_paper/

Radiohead would not exist without early major label funding and another band like them may never have the opportunity to ever exist again. Mike Doughty posts:
http://mkdo.co/post/26352263455/radiohead-wouldnt-exist-without-early-major-label

The High Price Of Free Music – How Illegal Downloads are Silencing Artists, Daily Finance Reports:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/07/05/the-high-price-of-free-music-how-illegal-downloads-are-silencin/

TrustMeImAScientist breaks down the math on Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter:
http://trustmeimascientist.com/2012/06/04/how-to-release-an-album-in-the-21st-century/

UPDATE: A look at how the numbers really look from Spotify, Music Tech Policy Reports:
http://musictechpolicy.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/how-much-do-artists-earn-online/

Why Spotify doesn’t make sense for musicians, The Atlantic Reports:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/why-spotify-doesnt-make-sense-for-musicians-70-000-listens-earns-less-than-300/259136/

The ongoing saga of The Oatmeal Vs. FunnyJunk continues, we love Matt Innman. Ars Technica reports:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/the-oatmeal-fights-backs-snaps-photo-of-cash-sends-money-to-charity/

UPDATE: Grooveshark V Digital Music News, Digital Music News Reports:
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120703grooveshark

Time Magazine reports on the pending Six Strikes Policy for US ISPs and the Center For Copyright Information :
http://business.time.com/2012/06/26/coming-soon-a-softer-approach-to-online-piracy/

Twitter maintains that users “own” their own tweets. Be nice if artists were allowed to own their own songs. Skip to end, The New York Times reports:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/judge-orders-twitter-to-release-protesters-messages/

The Village Voice summarizes “All Of The Arguments About Digital Music”… sorta…
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/06/digital_music_arguments.php

Artists Rights are not limited to issues online as Digital Music News reports:
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120703bilking#xLkYNVy-O58Cm-EjK0MCFw

Several artists rights groups responded with links – we’d love to hear from musicians about these Organizations:
http://www.fairtrademusicpdx.org/
http://www.SeattleMusicians.org
http://www.venuology.com/

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