Recent IOM Posts

Can Streaming Ever Work for Songwriters?

Yesterday, David Lowery’s The Trichordist published an article by singer/songwriter Blake Morgan—one which the Huffington Post apparently refused to run.  In the piece, Morgan describes […]

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White Noise Story Generates White Noise on Copyright

TorrentFreak recently reported a story about Australian music technologist Sebastian Tomczak receiving several copyright claims on a work he created and uploaded to YouTube. The […]

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Turkewitz: Disruption, Fear and Slippery Slopes: Baby Steps in Building a Better Internet

(republished by permission) The biggest story of 2017? To my mind, there is no contest — the broad emergence of an awareness that the irresponsibility masquerading as […]

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Well, That Year Happened: Notes from Utopia

’Tis the season of glad tidings and Year-in-Review articles.  But those moods are decidedly incompatible. The crescendo of 2017 is more like a relentless cacophony […]

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Public Knowledge Responds to Infringement Claim in Ajit Pai Video

Well, this is interesting.  Ordinarily, Public Knowledge is an organization that sows a lot of confusion—and sometimes outright falsehoods—about copyright law.  As a rule, I […]

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