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After a Tidal Wave: Why the Music Industry Has Its Finger in a Dyke

Kat Bailey | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kat Bailey

The music industry must wake up and control the tide. Times have changed and we need to do a total 180. If we listen, understand and change before it's too late, the damage done in the past decade is reversible. If we don't, we'll be washed away by a tidal wave of our own making.

Why Current Child Porn Laws Imprison the Wrong People

Macie Melendez | Posted 07.20.2013 | Crime
Macie Melendez

These laws have formed the basis of a modern-day witch-hunt that thrives on the vagaries of the Internet and too often captures individuals who make relatively simple errors online, rather than those who produce such material or directly abuse children.

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

When Copying Is Theft

Bevin Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bevin Carnes

2010-09-29-bike.jpgIf you have a bicycle, and I copy it, we both have a bicycle. Cool, right? There's a catch.

Copyright Is Complicated

Bevin Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bevin Carnes

There's a lot of complexity involved in why the current copyright laws were formed and why it's so important that they be enforced.

The High Cost of Free Culture

Bevin Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bevin Carnes

I hate to be Debbie Downer, but the Internet hasn't really changed anything for how we acquire and consume culture, at least not when it comes to how the business of art needs to work in order to sustain itself.

Download Illegally, It's the Right Thing to Do

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

The plea from the music industry, which seems to have only gross sales in mind, is that if you illegally download you are hurting the artists themselves. This logic is far from true.

Congress Must Act Now to Reform P2P Networks

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

We have allowed P2P software developers to voluntarily regulate themselves but they have failed. Congress must act now to implement the proper safeguards to protect the American people.

Hollywood + Silicon Valley = Frenemies?

Daren Tsui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daren Tsui

Music labels fought change so hard that by the time they accepted it, fans had gotten used to pirating music. Hollywood needs to learn the same lesson. If it's going to stay viable, Hollywood needs Silicon Valley and vice versa.

RIAA Throws In The Towel

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

So, the RIAA has finally given up on its insane policy of suing music-lovers. It's about time.

Clouds and Pirates: Darknets Rising

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shelly Palmer

Soon, "darknet" technology is going to become so easy commonplace that the law of unintended consequences may innocently take the movie business to the place where the music business has gone to die.