The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun May 13

Grab the coffee!

Last week the UK ordered it’s ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, the Dutch are getting fed up too…
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404269,00.asp

[Related]Pirate Bay angered over Faux Pirate Bay Proxies…
http://louderthanwar.com/the-pirate-bay-advising-fans-to-use-the-authentic-original-the-pirate-bay-and-not-the-rip-off-sites/

ASCAP President Paul Williams gives an impassioned speech to membership about Artists Rights…
http://www.ascap.com/Playback/2012/05/action/membership-meeting-speech.aspx

Facebook removes Grooveshark App…
http://digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120508grooveshark

MP3 tunes files for bankruptcy, owner/founder still on the hook…
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57432278-93/emi-says-bankruptcy-wont-protect-mp3tunes-from-copyright-suit/

Music Industry discusses improved music discovery via TV Co-Viewing Apps…
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/tech-types-tackle-tv-music-tie-ins-at-narm-1007018352.story

Copyhype Debunks the Copyleft Theory of Hollywood Built On Piracy…
http://www.copyhype.com/2012/05/was-hollywood-built-on-piracy/

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Speaks Out for Younger Bands…
http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-claims-record-industry-dying/

The Onion Reports on the “Bold Move” or “Charging for Content”…
http://www.theonion.com/articles/nytimescoms-plan-to-charge-people-money-for-consum,19847/

Support the people supporting Artists Rights on the Hill, the Trans Pacific Partnership progresses…
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/226215-overnight-tech-industry-urges-obama-to-negotiate-tough-intellectual-property-protections

and… then there’s this…
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/white-house-pushes-voluntary-anti-piracy-efforts-senators-want-legislation-20120509

Fantastic talk by Robert Levine author of “Free Ride” on the Failure of The Internet to create better opportunities for Artists & Creators and the work to be done.

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