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Fair Use is an Extension of User Rights and Freedom of Speech

The purpose of copyright is to promote the arts and sciences. Fair use – via commentary or parody – also promotes the arts and sciences. But at its root, fair use’s importance in history and politics is far more profound… Continue Reading →

Record Labels: When Greed and Fear Collide

In a surprising twist, I bought some shares in Warner Music Group, the company who brought me much joy as a consumer and more headaches as an entrepreneur. So apparently, while gaming took off during a pandemic, growth in music… Continue Reading →

This is not Censorship

Take it from someone who was born in a country with censorship and severe punishment, when YouTube, Facebook et al. penalize a creator, it’s not censorship (I would know). YouTube levied a series of penalties against OANN, citing Covid related videos…. Continue Reading →

Irony: In Music, Spotify is Frenemy; YouTube is the BFF Labels Need More Than Ever

Nothing captures YouTube’s evolution as rights & advertising clearinghouse more than music’s love/hate relationship with pariah-turned-frenemy-turned belle of the media ball. Music and gaming content have always been the biggest content categories on YouTube. It’s thus not surprising that both… Continue Reading →

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