Clear Channel’s Giant Step

The largest broadcasting group for radio in the US is Clear Channel Communications, and much of its holdings are in terrestrial radio.  It recently struck…

A Bundle of Mechanicals

Legislators have tried to adapt copyright law to new inventions since the time of piano rolls. This is because creators beg remuneration in new media.…

ISP Takedown Notices

‘Graduated response plans’ are geared towards fighting illegal online file sharing and have been implemented over the past two and a half years in France,…

Sirius XM vs. SoundExchange

On March 27th, 2012 PRNewswire reported that Sirius XM Radio filed a complaint against SoundExchange, Inc. and American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). The complaint…

SOPA, PIPA, and Music

Recent debates over a pair of proposed Hollywood backed antipiracy bills have highlighted the public’s concern in allowing government control over major parts of the…

Kim Dotcom

In Hollywood, they call him Dr. Evil.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, his company has stolen over half a billion dollars from copyright…

A Note on Grooveshark

Grooveshark has been in the news lately. Many of the major music companies have filed suit. Proceedings against Grooveshark started in November 2011, with Universal…

ReDigi

The concept of going green assumes a change in behavior. For the past few decades, we have become more and more educated about saving energy,…