You all know of the debacle when Maria Pallante was pushed out of her position as Register of Copyright. Well, she has moved on: “Maria is a creative, forward-thinking leader who has earned the deep respect of Members of Congress as well as intellectual property experts around the world,” said YS Chi, Chairman of the AAP Board of Directors. “The Board believes she is an excellent choice for President and CEO as she brings to AAP considerable expertise in many of the issues facing the publishing industry.”
MusicBusinessWorldwide gives their take on YouTube's latest hire, Lyor Cohen. (by Tim Ingham)
This informative BILLBOARD article explains how songwriters are being cut out of streaming's income.
Maria Schneider's open letter explains why she believes YouTube should not be entitled to safe harbor.
This is a must-read article by Patrick Courrielche.
"It’s absurd that Google continues to position itself as the lovable geek who just wants to keep the internet fun and free," 'Sons of Anarchy' creator writes. "Google is neither fun, nor free"
This fantastic article explains just how rare "viral" is, and why anecdotal successes in no way make for a sustainable music economy. (Marta Figlerowicz)
Representative, Doug Collins (R-FL) is what a true music advocate in Congress looks like. (Doug Collins)
Google Funded Study Concludes Google Needs More Legal Protection From Small Copyright Owners! (by Stephen Carlisle)
Keep a watch on "Fight for the Future." They're not fighting for your future. They're fighting for the future of big data corporations. (David Lowery – The Trichordist)
"Google is directing billions of visits to piracy-enabling ripping sites, which are specifically built to help people illegally obtain media from… YouTube. A platform owned by… Google. What do you even call that? Piracy squared?" (Tim Ingham – Music Business Worldwide)
This article by Stephen Carlisle, describes how Google makes it next to impossible for an individual to do a Google takedown, and at the end, requires you to sign onto their ugly "terms and conditions."
This article shows the revolving door between Google and our government. It is a "must read" that should be very sobering to anyone who care about democracy in America.