Tag Archives: youtube

Can We Ever End Legalized Piracy?

Creators of every stripe must watch Miranda Mulholland’s May 24th speech delivered to the Economic Club of Canada.  The musician, composer, and label-owner, with nearly 20 years of professional experience, does an excellent job of contrasting the realities of being … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Advertisers Demand the Web Get Better in 2017

Photo by sorsillo In January, Proctor & Gamble’s Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard put the digital advertising world on notice that his company will no longer tolerate the waste or opaqueness of the advertising ecosystem. “We’ve been giving a pass to … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

An Alternate History for Music, YouTube, & Everything Else

Take all the best qualities of the web and imagine for a moment that the boundaries of intellectual property ownership are respected and upheld–at least on the major, legal platforms.  Imagine, for instance, that YouTube still exists, but that one … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Culture | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Cybercrime and Terrorism Sponsored by Your Candidate

If you were watching TV and a show came on called How to Hack Computers and Commit Credit Card Fraud with a lead commercial from Bank of America, you might think there’s something amiss.  Like, where does the network get … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Law & Policy, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding DMCA with help from Michelle Shocked

It is a chronically repeated theme—and therefore a widely held misconception—that the DMCA is solely a mechanism for rights holders to unilaterally and unequivocally remove content from the Web “without due process.” In fact, this belief is so deeply ingrained … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright, Law & Policy, Music, Social Media | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments