This is some funny shit. The below article apparently triggered the threat of defamation lawsuit. Is Google Running Hybrid Information Warfare Attack on EU Parliament? Obviously we’re getting close. Yes I know this is bullshit. (Google wouldn’t warn me) But clearly we’ve struck a nerve with someone close to Google and/or proxy groups. Be a […]
The twitter account used in this example is largely dormant. Except every once in a while it is used to promote some suspect contest or website. Thousands of tweets use this exact same template. To be clear. This is not a robust statistical survey. It’s based on my random sampling of tweets to MEPs. But […]
Think it’s a coincidence that Google’s search algorithm returns exclusively negative or outright fake news on EU proposed copyright revisions? Google is the first imperialist power of the 21st century. It has no qualms about subverting democratic processes whenever those processes threaten it’s profits. Most of the time we see these power grabs […]
This blog normally concerns the rights and revenues of artists. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has consistently been on the wrong side of these issues. Wyden opposes the “Classics Act” that corrects what is essentially a typo in copyright law. A typo that allows multi-billion dollar digital services like Google, Spotify, Pandora and Sirius to […]
[Editor Charlie sez: In this post David Lowery goes after the narcissist Senator Ron Wyden who is opposing the House of Representatives unanimous and bipartisan vote for the pre-72 fix in the CLASSICS Act part of the Music Modernization Act. Wyden has long been in the pocket of Big Tech and Google Amazon’s huge crony capitalist data centers sucking down power off the Columbia River hydroelectric with tax breaks and pork. He’s using the anti-democratic secret “hold” system to screw artists and defy his colleagues. We say he gets nothing.]
One of the things the Music Modernization Act (MMA) does is fix what is essentially a typo in copyright law that allows a handful of digital services (Google, Sirius, Pandora etc) to not pay royalties to performers on Pre-1972 recordings. This part of the Music Modernization Act is commonly referred to as “The Classics […]
The latest toad I found in the Music Modernization Act is a new burden the MMA places on all sound recording owners, large and small, to help the digital services comply with their obligation to locate song copyright owners in order for the services to keep the new “reachback” safe harbor.