|| The 101: Essential Reading (FAQ) ||

This is a quick start guide and overview to get you up to speed on the issues facing artists online.

WHAT HAPPENED?

CNN – Music’s Lost Decade
http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/02/news/companies/napster_music_industry/

NY TIMES – The Perpetual War : Pirates And Creators
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/perpetual-war-digital-pirates-and-creators.html

WHO IS DOING IT TO US?

This is about for profit, advertising driven, illegal corporate exploitation.
http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/artists-know-thy-enemy/

We could make this whole page one link. The Ethical fan has some of the most detailed information on Artists Rights:
http://ethicalfan.com/2012/04/wall-of-shame-april-2012/

Understanding Music Piracy in Under Two Minutes [Link Below]:
http://www.semaphore-music.com/zigg/modaliste/ellen/ellendmcashort.mov

Essential reading/viewing on how Google uses advertising to support the illegal exploitation of artists work online:
http://popuppirates.com/
http://vimeo.com/22541902

WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS?

The Human Rights of Artists:
http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/the-human-rights-of-artists/

Supporting Copyright Is Not The Same as Opposing Free Speech:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/19/copyright-freedom-speech

WHAT IS IT LIKE NOW?

David Lowery “New Boss / Old Boss” A lot of Useful Information on the current reality for creators:
New Boss Old Boss–Downloadable PDF from MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter

The Economic Reality of Streaming for Musicians – This also get’s into Fair Trade Ethics at the end.
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/innerviews-1377222-streaming-ppt-03-09-us2-nospeaker/

POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS?

Ian Rogers post SOPA proposal of a master rights registry:
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/01/how-about-this-instead-of-sopa-my-proposal-for-legislation-to-proactively-combat-piracy-while-encour-1-1.html

WHAT ARE THE OPPOSING ARGUMENTS?

Online Piracy It’s Different (3:24) – Genius if you’ve never seen it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JSrrxb85FY

HOW EVIL IS GOOGLE, REALLY?

Interesting Info about Google and Piracy:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottcleland/2011/11/09/googles-piracy-liability/
http://musictechpolicy.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/google-behind-the-numbers/
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/03/21/viacom-v-youtube-google-a-piracy-case-in-their-own-words/
http://www.copyhype.com/2011/11/dispatches-from-the-sopacolypse/

WHAT ARE GOOD BOOKS TO READ ON THIS SUBJECT?

Free Ride by Robert Levine:
http://www.amazon.com/Free-Ride-Parasites-Destroying-Business/dp/0385533764

You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier:
http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Not-Gadget-Manifesto/dp/0307269647

ARE THERE OTHER WEBSITES WITH MORE INFO?

Other Sites/Resources:
http://fareplay.org/
http://www.copyhype.com/
http://thecynicalmusician.com/
http://blog.copyrightalliance.org/
http://home.earthlink.net/~deankay/DeanKay_TheDean%27sList.html
http://www.musictechpolicy.com

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3 thoughts on “|| The 101: Essential Reading (FAQ) ||

    • Fabulous quote. Nice for our libertarian leaning readers. Oddly Proudhon who is famous for his “Property is Theft” ended up coming around to a similar viewpoint. See “mutualism”.

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