This is a quick start guide and overview to get you up to speed on the issues facing artists online.
CNN – Music’s Lost Decade
NY TIMES – The Perpetual War : Pirates And Creators
WHO IS DOING IT TO US?
This is about for profit, advertising driven, illegal corporate exploitation.
We could make this whole page one link. The Ethical fan has some of the most detailed information on Artists Rights:
Understanding Music Piracy in Under Two Minutes [Link Below]:
WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS?
The Human Rights of Artists:
Supporting Copyright Is Not The Same as Opposing Free 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.
Ian Rogers post SOPA proposal of a master rights registry:
WHAT ARE THE OPPOSING ARGUMENTS?
Online Piracy It’s Different (3:24) – Genius if you’ve never seen it.
HOW EVIL IS GOOGLE, REALLY?
Interesting Info about Google and Piracy:
WHAT ARE GOOD BOOKS TO READ ON THIS SUBJECT?
Free Ride by Robert Levine:
You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier:
ARE THERE OTHER WEBSITES WITH MORE INFO?
[ THE 101 ] [NEW BOSS / OLD BOSS ] [ SPOTIFY ] [GROOVESHARK ] [ LARRY LESSIG ]
[ JOHN PERRY BARLOW ] [ HUMAN RIGHTS OF ARTISTS ] [ INFRINGEMENT IS THEFT ]
[ THE SKY IS RISING : MAGIC BEAVER EDITION ] [SF GATE BLUNDERS PIRACY FACTS ]
[ WHY ARENT MORE MUSICIANS WORKING ] [ ARTISTS FOR AN ETHICAL INTERNET ]