Tag: Copyright

The wealth of information (silos versus ecosystems): we need another Adam Smith

Just found this really interesting and thoughtful piece via DataMotive (high-lights, and some links added by me) "Adam Smith makes a strong and eloquent argument why these silo’s are erroneously seen as a profitable system (by those in control) yet limit the growth of the wealth for all. A more liberal ...

Read this: The SOPA Debate Ignores How Much Copyright Protection We Already Have (via The Atlantic)

There are many good points in this really excellently researched piece – pretty embarrassing for the 'land of the free' I might add. Quite worrisome, in fact. Enough, Already: The SOPA Debate Ignores How Much Copyright Protection We Already Have – Margot Kaminski – Technology – The Atlantic "The most frustrating part ...

Techdirt explains why Piracy Is Indispensable For The Survival Of Our Culture

Some good points are made in this piece below. If the choice is to follow the law as it is ie. the re-Internet law, or do something that is absolutely worth doing, and a benefit to society at large, then where will that leave most people in a digital society? ...

Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA (via Steve Blank)

Good read and nice list of examples Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA « Steve Blank "The Movie Industry and Technology Progress. The music and movie business has been consistently wrong in its claims that new platforms and channels would be the end of its businesses. In ...

New presentation: Context – The Future of Music (Eurosonic Groningen)

It was a great pleasure to be back at the annual Noorderslagt / Eurosonic Event and Conference in Groningen (NL) and present a 60 minute talk on Context, Copyright and the Future of Music, in addition to hosting and moderating a panel called “Is Copyright the Devil” (whew… juicy headline…). ...

New video: my talk at TedX London: the future of intellectual property and copyright

It didn't take long for the TedX NewStreet (London) people to put the videos online at the TedX Youtube channel – great! Unfortunately my own talk got started while the wireless microphone was still on 'mute' so for the first minute or so (while I am doing my introduction) the ...

Meet me in Dublin June 11: The Future of Music in a digital world (CMC event)

I am delighted to be back in Dublin for this June 11 event organized by the Contemporary Music Centre. I will be speaking about "The Future of Music: Mobile, Video, Social, and…Paid?" "With access to music now just a click away for most of us, very few of the tried ...

The Printing Press brought us Copyright, the Internet brings… Usage Right!

I think creators now need to get paid for the USE of their work, not (just) for a copy. On the web, everything is a copy, every listen / watch / read / use is in fact a copy; computers are simply copy machines by default. If creators and rights-holders ...

Music’s future digital and online: experts

My fellow futurist Jim Griffin is quoted here… see below. Right on, Jim.The bottom line is this:  despite the fact that the term ‘copy’ should be banished from this discussion (since it’s all about USE of music – whether streamed, downloaded, tethered, buffered… whatever) Copyright can still be the PRINCIPLE ...

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