Copyright & Media Update 8/2/2018

How Technology Has Transformed, And Complicated, Music Fandom: Interview With Nancy Baym

BY CHERIE HU: “Music has always been about building, sustaining, and reworking social relationships and institutions. No matter how commercialized it becomes, it can ‘never be just a product.” This is one of the most incisive and intuitive statements that Nancy Baym makes in her new book Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences and the Intimate Work of Connection, which was published earlier this month by NYU Press. READ MORE…

The Music Modernization Act Is In Serious Trouble — And I’m Not Surprised

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: Just a few months ago, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was unstoppable and dashing towards the finish line.  A 415-0 approval in the House of Representatives was not only unbelievable, it heralded a new era of coordination for the music industry. Or so it seemed. READ MORE…

The Google-Funded Astroturf Group that Hacked The EU Copyright Vote (In Pictures)

BY DR. DAVID C. LOWERY:  The EU parliament just went through a couple of contentious weeks in which they were overwhelmed with tweets, letters, emails and phone calls opposing Article 13 a section of the Copyright Directive that would have forced companies like Google to police their platforms better for copyright infringement. Last week we published a guest post by Volker Rieck in which he described in detail how a small group of anti-copyright ideologues apparently created a fake grassroots uprising against the EU copyright directive by essentially multiplying their numbers with bots. READ MORE…

Code-Switching and Citation

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: In August 2010, the New York Times published a piece entitled “Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age“. The article, written by Trip Gabriel, looked at how internet use, in particular, social media, has changed perceptions around intellectual property and attribution in students. READ MORE…

Halfway Through 2018, Streaming’s Continued Growth Defies Mathematical Trends

BY ED CHRISTMAN: In the first half of 2018, overall on-demand streaming increased 41.7 percent to reach 403.5 billion U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. That growth defies mathematical trends, which dictate that, as a base enlarges, it becomes harder to achieve a bigger percentage growth than in preceding time periods. READ MORE…

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