Tag Archives: Artists Rights

Time to Wake Up

This is a remarkably clear sighted and thorough summary of how Silicon Valley has used the internet to transfer wealth from creatives to themselves, and set about transforming culture and politics to suit their own aspirations. http://illusionofmore.com/jonathan-taplin-sleeping/ Don’t care about the … Continue reading

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The Free Internet will not set you free

A well argued piece from someone with real skin in the game. “For the Internet to progress, for society to progress, we need an Internet where businesses operate on principles that respect individuals, not just exploitation and the bottom line.” … Continue reading

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How to issue a DMCA strike notice against YouTube

The trouble is this debate has become about the future of the internet rather than the future of professional creative people … Have you had your work illegally ripped and posted up on YouTube? People do this for a variety … Continue reading

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Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire ….

At last, a few prominent creatives are finally getting the message about the long term implications of online piracy and freeloading. And speaking out. Here’s producer Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) with an incendiary wake up call. http://variety.com/2014/tv/columns/kurt-sutters-open-letter-to-creative-community-1201275130/ Unfortunately as … Continue reading

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Some facts about copyright

Check out this blog: http://copyright.nova.edu/copyright-does-not-stifle-innovation-creativity/ The writer is measured and polite, but no less devastating in popping the enormous balloons of fetid hot air generated by internet Freetardists.

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Principles for an ethical and sustainable internet

The internet is just a tool. And it is far more robust than technological utopians say it is. We should never be slaves to a tool, or allow our best interests to be ruled by a few monopolistic gatekeepers who … Continue reading

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A New Model Dark Age

“… all this gibberish about “break old media models and follow new ones” can be very misleading. In the moment, the promise sounds emancipating and possibly even lucrative for creators and entrepreneurs, but over time … we find out we’ve … Continue reading

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