Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter Responds to Google Shill Marvin Ammori, and boy is it good!

So Google shill Marvin Ammori wrote an Asperger’s ridden anti-copyright, anti-artist tirade on Slate. Of course in doing so Marvin failed to represent his past and current affiliations to Google. Slate, to their credit amended the rant with the following:

Update, March 11, 2014: Disclosure: The author represented Google and other companies fighting SOPA/PIPA in 2011 and 2012. He currently represents Google and other companies on several issues, including copyright reform. These views are his own.

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Of course, this isn’t the first time that those with a political agenda haven’t disclosed their affiliations. Who can forget Timothy B. Lee’s Epic Fail in the Washington Post on Piracy?

And so, we present the brilliant rebuttal to Google’s disingenuous attack on the rights of individual creators and artists by Kurt Sutter.

Not-So-Zen and the Art of Voluntary Agreements
Google’s anti-copyright stance is just a way to devalue content. That’s bad for artists and bad for consumers. By Kurt Sutter

It’s so absurd that Google is still presenting itself as the lovable geek who’s the friend of the young everyman. Don’t kid yourself, kids: Google is the establishment. It is a multibillion-dollar information portal that makes dough off of every click on its page and every data byte it streams. Do you really think Google gives a shit about free speech or your inalienable right to access unfettered content? Nope. You’re just another revenue resource Google can access to create more traffic and more data streams. Unfortunately, those streams are now pristine, digital ones of our work, which all flow into a huge watershed of semi-dirty cash. If you want to know more about how this works, just Google the word “parasite.” And if you think I’m exaggerating, ask yourself why Google spends tens of millions of dollars each year to hire lawyers and lobbyists (like Marv) whose sole purpose is to erode creative copyright laws.

Do they do this because they hate artists? No. They do it because they love money.

READ THE FULL STORY AT SLATE:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/03/sons_of_anarchy_creator_kurt_sutter_google_s_copyright_stance_is_bad_for.html

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Google, Advertising, Money and Piracy. A History of Wrongdoing Exposed.|Trichordist

Why Google Really is Evil | Fox Business News

Google and Trichordist to debate piracy profits in London | Music Week

Weekly Recap Sunday October 28, 2012

Grab the coffee!

Recent Posts:
* Is Tim Westergren (Pandora) Really Just A Beard For Clear Channel?
* “We’re Gonna Boycott Your Band” And Other Empty Freehadist Threats- 6 Months Of Campaigning Against Piracy.
* Pittsburg Post-Gazette TV Critic Instructs Readers In How To Get Pirated Copies Of DVD’s…and Fund Terrorism?
* UPDATE : Pittsburg Post-Gazette Published Piracy Link
* Pandora Comes Out Of The Closet; Confirms Clear Channel and Pandora “More Than Just Friends’

From Around The Web…

COPYHYPE:
* Essential Reading of the Week as Compiled by Terry Hart at Copyhype.

HUFFINGTON POST:
* John Mellencamp Talks Internet Piracy

CNET:
* Commentary on John Mellencamp Talks Internet Piracy

BBC:
* More piracy sites faced with blocking as BPI contacts UK ISPs
“since the April court order, The Pirate Bay has lost three quarters of its visitors.”

SPIEGEL ONLINE:
* Voters Growing Disillusioned with Germany’s Pirate Party

THE CYNICAL MUSICIAN:
* Got Change?

TORRENT FREAK:
* TV Shack Admin Richard O’Dwyer “Almost Certain” To Be Extradited To US
* Torrent Site Webhost Ordered to Pay “Piracy” Damages
* Pirate Bay Censored in Ireland After Mysterious Court Order (Updated)

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS:
* Taylor Swift’s Label: Streaming “Doesn’t Make Sense to a Small Record Company…”
* It Was 2012. And Streaming Hadn’t Yet Gone Mainstream…

HYPEBOT:
* Metallica Prepping First Independent Release

MUSIC TECH POLICY:
* Friends Don’t Let Friends Get IRFAd: Five Simple Facts About the “Internet Radio Fairness Act”
* Google and Clear Channel Send Their Shills Out for IRFA Lobby Fest
* Constitutional Opportunism Continues with IRFA: Copyright Royalty Judges are Properly Appointed