Reporting on SoundCloud

In the years since the rise and subsequent fall of Napster, the distribution of recorded music has, for better or worse, become primarily about maximizing…

The Copyright Hearings

For more than a year now the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has been conducting a series of hearings as…

Copyright and Common Sense

In May of 1787, the top political figures of a fledgling United States met in Philadelphia to draft a Constitution. They judged artistic expression and…

The Peddling of Recording Rights

Recent negotiations between Clear Channel Communications and Warner Music Group have sent shockwaves throughout the recording industry. For the first time on a major scale,…

The Copyleft Tradition

In past years, music has firmly established itself as a free good in the minds of many consumers, making it increasingly difficult to monetize and…

Copyright Inefficiency

Allowing others the freedom to sample and remix a musician’s work can be a true positive for everyone involved. In the age of technology, there…

Copyright Efficiency

It is true that in recent years technology has been challenging the entertainment industry, not only allowing a widely unauthorized circulation of copyrighted works, but…

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,…