The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun Jun 17

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This past weeks posts on The Trichordist:
* The Wall Of Shame Continues…
* CopyLike.Org – Pay Creators Like You Pay Everyone Else
* FarePlay.Org – An Open Letter
* Launch & Iterate, Google’s Permissionless Innovation
* Google Launches “Hot Trends”, The Pirate Bay Tops News Items…
* Artists Deserve To Be Compensated For Their Work by Mark Isham (Guest Post)

The biggest story of the week is no doubt the Pro-Creator/Copyright win in the court of public opinion which has the pro-piracy crowd tongue tied. Oatmeal Versus FunnyJunk is no doubt a case study for creators when looking at the illegal exploitation of their work. We applaud Matt Inman for turning the tables on those illegally exploiting his work in such a profound way. There’s much to be found on the Web this week about this story, and it deserves it’s own in depth post, until then this brief overview from Copyhype is our favorite:
http://www.copyhype.com/2012/06/oatmeal-v-funnyjunk-a-brief-observation/

21 Cents per stream? We’re watching this one with interest. New music streaming service Arena says, “101 Distribution has announced the launch of 101 Arena, the first and only free streaming music service to pay 100 percent of all advertising revenue generated directly to artists and film makers.” To put this in perspective, Spotify is only paying out .005 Cents per Stream according to most published accounts. More info at this link from PR Newswire:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/next-generation-streaming-app-puts-focus-on-artist-profit-148672305.html

Independent film distributor Kathy Wolf has launched a legal and legitimate online movie distribution and sharing platform. We’re always excited to see new models evolve that respond to the marketplace while respecting creators rights. The Huffington Post Reports:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-wolfe/movie-file-sharing-goes-l_b_1575233.html
http://wolfeondemand.muvies.com/

Here’s a fun little post we found from Moses Avalon this week following a panel at the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association Summit. Nice plugs for both Robert Levine’s “Free Ride” and David Lowery’s “New Boss / Old Boss”. More here on the StumbleUpon Blog of Moses Avalon:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/18AuPZ/mosesavalon.com/free-ride/

There is a lot of debate over how search engines operate, including the filtering and ranking of search returns. The way search engines operate is suggested to effect everything from consumer choices to the aiding in the illegal exploitation of copyrighted works, SearchEngineLand.Com reports:
http://searchengineland.com/a-letter-to-the-ftc-regarding-search-engine-disclosure-124169

Think Social Media is a game changer? Maybe… Digital Music News Reports 93% of Americans still listen to Broadcast Radio…
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120612radio#ipynIIM25jAuEyVZl53zA

Will Apple, Amazon and Google own .Love and .Music? Forbes is calling it the greatest land grab in history as tech and internet companies battle for the next generation of root level domain addresses.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/06/14/facebook-is-ignoring-the-greatest-internet-landgrab-in-history/

One of our favorite thinkers, Jaron Lanier gave a fantastic speech at the Personal Democracy Forum titled, “How to Not Create a New Cyber Plutocracy.” You can read more about Jaron and the Personal Democracy Forum at the link below, the YouTube video of his talk follows.
http://personaldemocracy.com/media/how-not-create-new-cyber-plutocracy

 

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