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Songwriters Guild of America

"All or Nothing at All"

Rick Carnes | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

Policy makers have struggled for over a decade to find the proper fix for the problems presented by rogue piracy websites and now with the PROTECT IP Bill they are taking some first steps.

How Consumers Would Benefit From the AT&T/T-Mobile USA Merger

Rick Carnes | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The interests of music suppliers and wireless consumers coincide -- content protection is in everyone's interest. This makes the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile something to be glad about.

Free Speech Is About More Than Copyright Issues

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Carnes

WikiLeak's activities give us a fresh opportunity to ask some important questions that lately haven't gotten much airing. Don't speech freedoms come with at least a modicum of responsibility in their exercise?

Advice for Jammie Thomas-Rasset

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The jury in the latest trial of illegal file sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset has awarded the plantiffs, Capitol records et al., an award of 1.5 million do...

A New Age of Dis-Connectivity in Music

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rick Carnes

Back when the big labels were rolling in money they could afford to invest in diversity in their catalogs. Now the business has been reduced to 'crank up the computer and crank out another track' exactly like the last hit.

GET A REAL JOB!

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Carnes

As songwriters we all face a common enemy; the blank page. Nothing is more terrifying. Each new day we sit down and try to invent our future through...