Aereo: Round 2

Aereo is back in court with a brand new legal theory for why it should be allowed to continue to operate. If it prevails, the implications could be nearly as far-reaching as if it had won in the Supreme Court.…

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Spotify’s message for artists: Do the math

Spotify's payments to record companies and publishers are pegged to its gross revenue, and increase roughly in proportion to the increase in Spotify's user base. Performance royalties paid to artists, however, are set on a per-use basis, not a per-user basis, and make a poor proxy for an artist's value to the service.…

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Why I’m fighting SOPA: We need a solution, but a better solution

SOPA is too extreme to be a practical solution, according to Tom Gimbel of Austin City Limits, but he believes we need a policy that encourages online creativity and economic growth while also protecting intellectual property. It's not as exciting to advocate for a compromise, but that's what's needed.…

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