Labels Win Grooveshark Copyright Infringement Case | TorrentFreak
torrentfreak.com/labels-win-grooveshark-copyright-infringement-case-140930/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Torrentfreak+%28Torrentfreak%29, posted 2014 by peter in copyright dinosaurism law music online streaming
In a ruling by United States District Judge Thomas P. Griesa in the United States District Court in Manhattan, Grooveshark parent company Escape Media and two of the company’s top executives were found liable for infringing the rights of the labels on a grand scale.
So, sadly, this may spell the end of Grooveshark, the only music streaming service I know of that doesn't suck. Bummer.
Can there be open source music? | opensource.com
https://opensource.com/life/13/8/open-music-open-goldberg, posted 2013 by peter in copyright music opensource opinion toread
Open source software has come a long way since the moniker "open source" was first coined in 1998. The Cathedral and the Bazaar helped to explain this new paradigm of software production, and history has proven that the profound implications predicted by Raymond’s essay were not only credible, but now also obvious. And perhaps because of the open source software community’s awesome record of success, those who work outside the strict boundaries of software development have started to wonder: Are there new paradigms, based on open source principles, that could rock our world, too?
Why Google Is Not A Search Engine But An Investigative News Agency, And Why That Matters - Falkvinge on Infopolicy
falkvinge.net/2013/05/30/why-google-is-not-a-search-engine-but-an-investigative-news-agency-and-why-that-matters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Falkvinge-on-Infopolicy+%28Falkvinge+on+Infopolicy%29, posted 2013 by peter in copyright crapification dinosaurism google media opinion politics
When the copyright industry is demanding that Google censors “search results” from their investigative reports, they are demanding that an investigative news agency alter their journalistic findings because those findings of fact happen to be starkly embarrassing to the copyright industry. Further, the copyright industry is also demanding that the news agency should lie to the public about what the world actually looks like.
The Economics Of Girl Talk
blog.priceonomics.com/post/47719281228/the-economics-of-girl-talk, posted 2013 by peter in business copyright dinosaurism music politics toread
The current legal system around sampling is outdated and broken. It was created in 1991 by a judge throwing Bible quotes around who (more importantly) failed to consider the doctrine of fair use. Treating all samples the same unfairly burdens producers who use samples to create unique and original work. They system has been maintained by the economics of how it benefits players in the industry with the most time, money, and lawyers. The claims of producers like Girl Talk - that sampling constitutes fair use and is in line with copyright law - should see its day in court. Until it does, the music industry will continue to be hampered by ambiguity that stifles creativity. Clearing samples can be impossible for all but the biggest stars, which leaves the music industry’s dreamers facing a hard choice between restricting their creativity or making music with the nagging fear of a lawsuit. A law that makes it impossible to play by the rules is not a good one.
Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi: Problemet inte lÃ¶st med upphovsrÃ¤tten | Debatt | Aftonbladet
www.aftonbladet.se/debatt/article16244152.ab, posted 2013 by peter in copyright dinosaurism inswedish opinion
[Jag läser aldrig någonsin Aftonbladet men jag blev tipsad om denna debattartikel...] Media spelar dess­utom upphovsrättsbolagen rakt i händerna. De skriver glatt att ”debatten är över” därför att Spotify, ”lösningen”, finns. Lösningen på vad? För problemet låg aldrig hos artisterna eller konsumenterna, utan hos en industri i kris. En liknande kris som medierna själva befinner sig i, där de själva letar efter ”lösningen”. Att Spotify är ett nytt monopol måste ifrågasättas. Var är de annars så kritiska kultur­skribenterna?
DRM in HTML5 | The Beautiful, Tormented Machine
manu.sporny.org/2013/drm-in-html5/, posted 2013 by peter in copyright dinosaurism html opinion standard
The Encrypted Media Extensions (DRM in HTML5) specification does not solve the problem the authors are attempting to solve, which is the protection of content from opportunistic or professional piracy. The HTML WG should not publish First Public Working Drafts that do not effectively address the primary goal of a specification.
Canada-EU Trade Agreement Replicates ACTAâ€™s Notorious Copyright Provisions | Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/ceta-replicates-acta, posted 2012 by peter in copyright eu politics privacy toread transparency
A comparison of the leaked draft Canada-EU agreement shows the treaty includes a number of the same controversial provisions, specifically concerning criminal enforcement, private enforcement by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and harsh damages. These provisions are particularly problematic, and were the key reasons why the European Parliament rejected ACTA. However, given the lack of transparency associated with the CETA discussions (both Canada and EU insist that the draft text remain secret), the concerns that CETA may replicate ACTA appear to be very real despite denials from some members of the European Commission.
Why Johnny canâ€™t stream: How video copyright went insane | Ars Technica
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/why-johnny-cant-stream-how-video-copyright-went-insane/, posted 2012 by peter in business copyright history media politics streaming toread usa
Suppose I could offer you a choice of two technologies for watching TV online. Behind Door Number One sits a free-to-watch service that uses off-the-shelf technology and that buffers just enough of each show to put the live stream on the Internet. Behind Door Number Two lies a subscription service that requires custom-designed hardware and makes dozens of copies of each show. Which sounds easier to build—and to use? More importantly, which is more likely to be legal?
No Copyright Law: The Real Reason for Germany's Industrial Expansion? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/no-copyright-law-the-real-reason-for-germany-s-industrial-expansion-a-710976.html, posted 2012 by peter in business copyright history politics toread
Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive proliferation of books, and thus knowledge, laid the foundation for the country's industrial might.
Send Them Your Money
sendthemyourmoney.com/, posted 2012 by peter in activism copyright dinosaurism humor satire
The MPAA & RIAA claim that the internet is stealing billions of dollars worth of their property by sharing copies of files. They're willing to destroy the internet with things like SOPA & PIPA in an attempt to collect that money.
Let's just pay them the money! They've made it very clear that they consider digital copies to be just as valuable as the original. That makes it a lot easier to pay them back in two ways: a. We can email them scanned images of dollar bills instead of bulky paper and b. We don't have to worry about the hassle of shipping huge quantities of cash.
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