Involuntarily Distribution Business Subsidies | East Bay Ray

One of the talking points that various tech company commentators, academics and bloggers have used to try to justify companies exploiting an artist’s work without consent (a loophole in safe harbor) is that it would lessen the barrier for tech companies to start up. The idea is that creators should be required to give something… Continue reading Involuntarily Distribution Business Subsidies | East Bay Ray

Lou Reed and Dead Kennedys Go Public Against Ad Funded Piracy with Facebook Posts

We’d just like to say a very big thank you to both Lou Reed and the Dead Kennedys who publicly posted to Facebook this week our posts showing how they are being exploited by major brands and big tech internet advertising corporations. LOU REED FACEBOOK POST: https://www.facebook.com/LouReed/posts/10151804045145953 DEAD KENNEDYS FACEBOOK POST: https://www.facebook.com/deadkennedys/posts/10151784946510638 In the recent… Continue reading Lou Reed and Dead Kennedys Go Public Against Ad Funded Piracy with Facebook Posts

Artists Rights Watch – Monday Feb 25, 2013

A Weekly Review of Artists Rights, Copyright and Technology News for Creators from Around The Web. THE NEW YORK TIMES: * For Music Industry, a Story of Two Googles …as long as the search side of Google causes friction with the music industry, its other side — the one that is trying to compete with… Continue reading Artists Rights Watch – Monday Feb 25, 2013

Dead Kennedys Exploited by Charter, Blizzard, @AlaskaAir and @1800Flowers

Music Piracy is not about fans sharing music. As we can see from the screen shots below this truly appears to be a mass scale, enterprise level, organized crime being funded by advertising dollars funded by major brands and companies laundered through online ad networks. CORPORATE RELATIONS CONTACT INFO: Alaska Airlines Maria Koenig maria.koenig@alaskaair.com Tweets… Continue reading Dead Kennedys Exploited by Charter, Blizzard, @AlaskaAir and @1800Flowers

Artists : Be The Change, Send A Letter! July 25th Deadline

Here is something every artist, musician and creator can easily contribute to. Our U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel has asked for your assistance to, “Help Us Shape Our Strategy for Intellectual Property Enforcement.” DEADLINE For Comments : Wed July 25, 2012 @ 5Pm EDT  Here is the Direct Link to Post Your Comment:… Continue reading Artists : Be The Change, Send A Letter! July 25th Deadline