Copyright & Media Update 12/6/18

Copyright Turned Upside Down

NEIL TURKEWITZ: Over the course of the past few weeks, I have noticed what seems to be an escalating narrative on social media portraying copyright as the province of the rich and powerful, and intimating that artists will be liberated once freed from the shackles of property. READ MORE…

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

ANDREW ORLOWSKI: Members of the European Parliament have condemned Google’s role in encouraging children to pester their parents about EU copyright legislation that the corporation fears will hurt its profits. READ MORE…

Poetry Plagiarism in the Age of Twitter

JONATHAN BAILEY: Just a few weeks ago, Ailey O’Toole seemed like a poet ready to become a breakout star. Her publisher had nominated her poem Gun Metal for a Pushcart Prize and her first collection had been successfully Kickstarted with 73 backers kicking in $1,628 to get Grief and What Comes After into print. READ MORE…

We’re All Drowning in Entertainment. Who’s Going to Rescue Us?

TIM INGHAM: By the time you finish reading this sentence, three new songs will have been uploaded onto Spotify. This time tomorrow, the number will have risen above 20,000 songs — a daily deluge of music which would take you a month and a half to listen to . . . without sleep. By this time next year, more than 7 million new tracks will have been crammed onto the service. READ MORE…

EFF Points Spam Email Machine at Senate Register of Copyrights Bill

THE TRICHORDIST: The US Senate is considering a bill that would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee.  A version of this bill passed the house unanimously a couple years ago. The backstory here is that it’s largely an historical accident that the Copyright Office is in the Library of Congress.  Nevertheless the Librarian of Congress appoints the Register of Copyrights. This was fine for many years as libraries and copyright holders were generally in agreement on scope of an authors copyright protections. READ MORE…

Jaco’s Legacy

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: Jaco Pastorius was a larger than life personality, with a penchant for hyperbole. Early on in his career, he referred to himself as “The World’s Greatest Bass Player”.[1] At the time, it might have seemed to some as an attention getting boast, used in the same vein as Muhamad Ali’s claim to be “The Greatest”. But many years later, it seems his self-applied sobriquet is pretty much spot on. READ MORE…

Apple Music Now Has 56 Million Subscribers

DANIEL SANCHEZ: Apple Music has adopted an “aggressive” strategy to take on Spotify. Looks like it’s working. Over the summer, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company’s streaming music service had reached a new milestone. In addition to hitting 50 million paid subscriptions, Apple Music overtook Spotify in three key markets – the US, Canada, and Japan.  That is, according to Cook. READ MORE…

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