The Trichordist Random Reader News & Links Sun Jun 10

Grab the Coffee!

This past weeks posts on The Trichordist;
* How Copyright Encourages Creativity In Hollywood
* Artists Know They Enemy, Who’s Ripping You Off and How…
* Google Tells Ari Emanuel To Change His Business
* Artist Exploitation Calculator – Internet Edition
* Musicians, What to do when you find your Lyrics on Pirate Lyric Sites
* CopyLike.Org – Evil Corporations, We Don’t Like Them

We discovered two Artists Rights groups this week definitely worthy of support:
http://copylike.org/
http://musikschaffende.ch/
and in English via Google Translate; http://bit.ly/Mx21tg

Electronic Musicians grapple with having their work being Illegally Exploited, Synthtopia reports:
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2012/06/05/how-should-electronic-musicians-deal-with-file-sharing/

Billy Corgan and Noel Gallagher are quoted in this fantastic piece by the UK’s Guardian about the illegal exploitation of artists work on line and how the next generation of upcoming developing artists are negatively effects, well done;
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jun/08/behind-music-piracy-pop?CMP=twt_gu

Writer David Newhoff wrote a compelling piece this week for Copyright Alliance addressing the frequent “Copyleft” argument that copyright and free speech can not co-exist;
http://blog.copyrightalliance.org/2012/06/guest-post-is-copyright-a-threat-to-free-speech-by-david-newhoff/

Spotify was the subject of hot debate this week as both Digital Music News and Hypebot picked up and republished the current “Steaming Price Index” from The Trichordist;
http://digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120604youtube#5ArY3BUTQBtv273GLJ0Ddg
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/06/an-indie-labels-shares-what-spotify-streaming-music-services-pay-them.html

Speaking of Spotify more and more artists are realizing the model is unsustainable, artists Hyland and Lewis discuss;
http://christianmusiczine.com/hyland-lewis-spotify/

We found this enlightening and ironic.  A Pirate Party Australia Spokesperson  is opposed to Spotify, guess they don’t like the competition. What does it say about a commercial legal service when the pirate party doesn’t like it for cutting in on their business?
http://olbrychtpalmer.net/2012/02/22/streaming-is-not-an-alternative-to-piracy/

Editor’s note:  Mr Olbrycht-palmer wrote us a very polite note begging to differ on our characterization above. He notes he was speaking for himself not in his official capacity as Press Officer for  PPAU.  We stand corrected! And it is duly noted.   He has written a thoughtful rebuttal to our piece here: http://olbrychtpalmer.net/2012/06/14/trichordist-strawmen/

Not surprising, the same people ripping off artists are also trying to rip off their governments. Once a thief, always a thief, good luck with that, Torrent Freak reports;
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-admin-jailed-for-tax-evasion-on-site-donations-120605/

This one is so over the top it should be eligible for a Nyan Cat Award as presented by The Magic Beaver. TechDirt goes down the rabbit hole thinking about the likelihood of copyright infringement post-Singularity, pure comedy at it’s best;
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120523/04341919034/how-copyright-would-make-singularity-infringement-if-it-ever-arrived.shtml

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