The Trichordist Random Reader News and Links Sun Apr 22

Grab the Coffee! Here’s some interesting stories and links we discovered or were sent during the week. These may not be stories OF the week, as we share them as we find them. German Court Rules Against YouTube in Copyright Case: http://news.yahoo.com/german-court-rules-against-youtube-copyright-suit-115708414–sector.html Supporting Copyright Is Not The Same as Opposing Free Speech: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/19/copyright-freedom-speech Rapidshare Writes… Continue reading The Trichordist Random Reader News and Links Sun Apr 22

Andrew Keen on the false idealism of the internet [video]

In this interview with the BBC for the show “The Digital Revolution,” Andrew Keen describes how artists have been exploited by the tech and internet industries. “What would I say to the people that are sitting in front of their computers–believing in revolution–I would tell them that they are subjects or victims of false consciousness,… Continue reading Andrew Keen on the false idealism of the internet [video]

Grooveshark On The Hook : Notice and Shakedown

We salute Tunecore CEO Jeff Price who recently called for a boycott of Grooveshark on his company Blog. This after a series of articles from varied and respected media outlets such as Digital Music News, Hypebot, Billboard, and others who have been reporting on Grooveshark’s unethical practices against artists and the resulting lawsuit by the… Continue reading Grooveshark On The Hook : Notice and Shakedown

The Beatles – Why Music Matters [video]

Why Music Matters is a fantastic organization creating awareness about Artists Rights. Website : http://www.whymusicmatters.org/ YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/whymusicmatters ### [ THE 101 ] [NEW BOSS / OLD BOSS ] [ SPOTIFY ] [GROOVESHARK ] [ LARRY LESSIG ] [ JOHN PERRY BARLOW ] [ HUMAN RIGHTS OF ARTISTS ] [ INFRINGEMENT IS THEFT ] [… Continue reading The Beatles – Why Music Matters [video]

The Real Issue Of Online Piracy and Illegal File-Sharing: Assholes (guest post)

By Zach Hemsey (Copyright in the author, used by permission) Debates about illegal file-sharing have been going on for quite some time now, and while there are many interesting perspectives on the issue, the one thing that continues to surprise me is that very few people seem to actually understand what the central matter being… Continue reading The Real Issue Of Online Piracy and Illegal File-Sharing: Assholes (guest post)

None Dare Call it Theft

Is copyright infringement theft? It’s a good question to ask on the internet if you want to spark another round of an endless discussion. Opponents of the “infringement = theft” argument will marshal an impressive array of arguments. There are the semantic arguments: theft has a settled meaning that doesn’t apply to infringement (ignoring centuries… Continue reading None Dare Call it Theft

Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss? -Full Post

By David Lowery (Copyright in the author, used by permission) What follows is based on my notes and slides from my talk at SF Music Tech Summit.  I realize that I’m about to alienate some of my friends that work on the tech side of the music business.  These are good well intentioned people who… Continue reading Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss? -Full Post