Artists Rights Watch – Weekly Update 09.21.15

Big Tech Has Become Way Too Powerful: Google Is Playing By the Rules They Make | Music Tech Policy
https://musictechpolicy.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/big-tech-has-become-way-too-powerful-google-is-playing-by-the-rules-they-make/

Big Tech Has Become Way Too Powerful | NY Times
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/opinion/is-big-tech-too-powerful-ask-google.html

Goodlatte & Conyers Announce Copyright Review Listening Tour | Judiciary.House.Gov
http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2015/9/goodlatte-conyers-announce-copyright-review-listening-tour

Weekly Copyright Issues Wrap Up – September 18, 2015 | Copyright Alliance
https://www.copyrightalliance.org/content/weekly_copyright_issues_wrap_-_september_18_2015

Anti-piracy battle unfolds in real time on Periscope, live-streaming apps | San Jose Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_28846415/anti-piracy-battle-unfolds-real-time-periscope-live

After years of delay, Mega founder Kim Dotcom faces extradition | CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/20/mega-founder-kim-dotcom-facing-extradition.html

Lessig to NZ court: Dotcom charges would fail in the US | The Register UK
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/17/dotcom_charges_would_fail_in_us

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Why the ‘Dancing Baby’ copyright case is just hi-tech victim shaming | The Register UK
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/17/dancing_baby_victim_shaming/

Ninth Circuit Gets Fair Use Wrong to the Detriment of Creators | CPIP.GMU.EDU
http://cpip.gmu.edu/2015/09/16/ninth-circuit-gets-fair-use-wrong-to-the-detriment-of-creators/

The DMCA, Fair Use and Dancing Babies | Plagiarism Today
https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2015/09/15/the-dmca-fair-use-and-dancing-babies/

Lenz Ruling Isn¹t Really About the Little Guy | The Illusion Of More
http://illusionofmore.com/lenz-ruling-isnt-really-about-the-little-guy/

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Why don¹t advertisers demand better from YouTube? | Vox Indie
http://voxindie.org/why-dont-advertisers-demand-better-from-youtube/

Ad Block Apocalypse? Here’s How to Save the Web | Tom¹s Guide
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/save-web-from-ad-blocking,news-21611.html
* Funny how things become a crisis when it’s YOUR JOB “PageFair’s report estimates that blocked ads will result in $21.8 billion of lost revenue this year alone”

Will Ad Blocking Be Google’s Kryptonite? | Seeking Alpha
http://seekingalpha.com/article/3520316-will-ad-blocking-be-googles-kryptonite

Publishers panic as Apple cleans their mobile platform from banner ad addiction. |AdLand
http://adland.tv/adnews/publishers-panic-apple-cleans-their-mobile-platform-banner-ad-addiction/1830645520

The Pirate Bay Blacklisted By 600 Advertising Companies | Torrent Freak
https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-blacklisted-by-600-advertising-companies-150919/
* “Pirate sites will almost certainly be able to find advertisers willing to put hands in pockets but as times get tough, the quality of those ads is likely to deteriorate even further still. With that, user experience will also decline. Will pirates put up with the junk? Time will tell.²

ISPs don¹t have 1st Amendment right to edit Internet, FCC tells court | Ars Technica
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/isps-dont-have-1st-amendment-right-to-edit-internet-fcc-tells-court/

Music copyright reform takes center stage in Nashville | The Tennesean
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/industries/music/2015/09/20/music-copyright-reform-takes-center-stage-nashville/72399864/

US Recording Academy launches major grassroots initiative | Music Week
http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/us-recording-academy-launches-major-grassroots-initiative/062803
* Fair Pay, Fair Play / Pre-72

For musicians it’s trickle down misery | AdLand
http://adland.tv/adnews/musicians-its-trickle-down-misery/2052447471

Digital song sales hit record low in the US | Music Week
http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/digital-song-sales-hit-record-low-in-the-us/062784

Ellie Goulding: ŒOn My Mind¹ single withheld from YouTube and SoundCloud | Music Ally
http://musically.com/2015/09/17/ellie-goulding-mind-single-withheld-youtube-soundcloud/

YouTube Music Key starts charging subscriptionsŠ oh wait, no it doesn¹t  | Music Business Worldwide
http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/youtube-music-key-starts-charging-subscriptions-oh-wait-no-it-doesnt/

Meet the new Grooveshark ­ aka ŒPopcorn Time for music¹ | Music Business Worldwide
http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/meet-the-new-grooveshark-aka-popcorn-time-for-music/

95 Percent of Streaming Music Catalogs Are ‘Irrelevant’ to Consumers, Study | Digital Music News
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2015/09/10/95-percent-of-streaming-music-catalogs-are-irrelevant-to-consumers-study-finds/
* More music ³creation² does not equal more value for consumers.

Don’t Buy The Hype ‹ Airbnb And Uber Are Terrible For The Economy | Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-and-uber-are-terrible-for-the-economy-2014-5

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