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* Madison Avenue and Media Piracy, Are Online Ad Networks the Birth of SkyNet?
* Bad News, Good News, Bad News. Internet Radio “Fairness” Act Sponsor and Conservative UT Congressman Chaffetz Taunts Musicians; Admits to Belief in Evolution; Urges Government Interference In Markets.
* Muzzling Free Speech By Artists: IRFA Section 5 Analysis
* Lobbyist For CCIA Makes All Kinds of Wild Claims About Copyright Management Organizations. BMI ASCAP SOCAN SAMI Included in Charges of Corruption.
From Around The Web:
– Friday’s End Notes 11/09/12 (Essential Weekly Reading)
– How to Stop Illegal Downloads
“Before it was my book being illegally downloaded, I was more on the “Information wants to be free” end of the spectrum. The sudden, though predictable, shift in my feelings when I found my own work being downloaded for free was a jarring experience.”
The New York Times:
– A Clash Across Europe Over the Value of a Click
The Precursor Blog:
– Google’s Top Ten Anti-Privacy Quotes — Part 3 In Google’s Own Words Series
“We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt 10-1-10 per the Atlantic
– Supreme Court Rejects Hearing For Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde
– RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates
– “Six-Strikes” BitTorrent Crackdown May Target Private Trackers
Music Tech Policy:
– IRFA and the Future of Music Policy Summit: Why Would FOMC Miss An Opportunity to Defend Artist Rights?
– Stretching the Possibilities of Offensiveness, Pandora Demonstrates How to be Ugly at Scale
The Washington Examiner:
– Report: Google and Facebook competing for an Obama cabinet slot
– Sorry, Internet, SOPA had zero effect on election day results
“Of the 24 House Members up for reelection who co-sponsored or otherwise supported the highly contentious anti-piracy legislation, all but three won reelection on Tuesday. This includes Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, of Texas, SOPA’s author and chief co-sponsor who became the Internet’s Enemy No. 1”
– Free Online Music in China Coming to An End?