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YouTube and you

When I refer to “you”, I presume I am addressing fellow creators – that is folks working in creative industries like music and film, making creative goods that can be traded online in return for income. In other words, fellow professionals. … Continue reading

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Where Silicon Valley wants us …

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/the-new-feudalism-silicon-valley-overlords-advertising-necessary-evil?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Unsound

Worth a moment of your time … http://unsoundthemovie.com/about/

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Another myth about online piracy exploded.

Does piracy act as promotion? Common sense (and real world experience) says NO. Magical unicorn economic theory (the kind they teach at Silicon Valley) says, “sure it does”. Can’t introduce this topic any better than the first couple of paragraphs … Continue reading

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DMCA: Denying Monetary Compensation Always | MuseWire

Originally posted on The Trichordist:
Who Benefits from the DMCA? The ISPs (Internet Service Providers) who are facilitating all this trafficking of stolen material are completely off the hook because of the safe harbor provision. Imagine a company that helped…

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A New Dark Age: Shedding Light on Where the Internet is Taking Us

It’s hard to swallow that the Internet, a wondrous creation replete with promise, far from democratising culture and ushering in a new golden age, is actually doing exactly the opposite. That a kind of digital deforestation has been going on, … Continue reading

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Creative Commons for Dummies

You might have heard of Creative Commons? It’s been promoted as a pathway to universal enlightenment, freeing up information and creative work for the betterment of mankind. Right? Wrong. The shabby truth is, it’s a bullshit solution to a non-existent problem. Anyone … Continue reading

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