Dean Kay
The Dean's List
 Music, Copyright and New Technology in the News
From a Creator's Perspective
Tuesday 09/27/2016
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Tech companies and criminals have made billions
supporting the illegal exploitation of our cultural past
while ruthlessly pursuing the dismantling of incentives creators need
to fashion our cultural futur

Society Can’t Have What Authors Don’t Create
By David Newhoff

Intellectual Property Enforcement Critical to Safeguarding Our Security, Promoting Innovation, and Advancing Economic Prosperity
By David M. Luna -- Infringement of intellectual property rights continues to be a significant threat to businesses globally, and to all economies alike resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars lost every year, and an illicit trade in which organized crime gravitates to in expanding illicit markets. Protection of intellectual property is at the very heart of economic growth and innovation. . [Thanks to Neil Turkewitz for the link.]

Weekly Copyright Issues Wrap Up - September 23, 2016
Copyright Alliance -- Weekly copyright related summary of issues, congressional developments, judicial updates, administration updates, international updates and industry updates, provided courtesy of American Continental Group (ACG).

Criminal Copyright Infringement is Crime of “Moral Turpitude”
By Devlin Hartline -- This past Friday, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that criminal copyright infringement constitutes a “crime involving moral turpitude” under immigration law. The Board reasoned that criminal copyright infringement is inherently immoral because it involves the willful theft of property and causes harm to both the copyright owner and society.

'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur
By Jim Zarroli

28-Year-Old Scion Cut Rolling Stone Deal Over Love of Guitars
By Yoolim Lee

Just What Is BandLab Up To With Rolling Stone?
By Mark Mulligan

Is It Over? Sales of Vinyl Records Down 9.1% In 2016…
By Paul Resnikoff

Not So Fast. Vinyl Records May Not Be Going Down
By Daniel Adrian Sanchez

Transparently Hypocritical at the FCC and Public Knowledge
By Tom Giovanetti -- On Sept. 29, the Federal Communications Commission is slated to vote on a controversial set top box proposal by Chairman Wheeler that no one outside the FCC has seen. If adopted, it would have the force of law, subject only to challenge in the courts. All we know about it comes from a few vague lines in a blog and a “fact sheet” of bullet points by Chairman Wheeler, but it appears it would impose invasive regulations and put the FCC in a position to dictate copyright contract terms to private companies.

TV’s Best Music Supervision in 10 Shows
By Judy Berman -- As described by the six-year-old Guild of Music Supervisors, a music supervisor “oversees all music related aspects of film, television, advertising, video games and any other existing or emerging visual media platforms.” Along with coordinating original scores, supervisors source prerecorded music. … In 2016, strong music supervision is about more than sourcing big hits and spotting new talent in hopes of releasing a soundtrack album. … With TV season now back in swing, here are ten *current* shows that get music supervision right.

Spotify Is Causing A Major Problem For Economists
By James Pomeroy.-- The global economy is baffling economists, particularly those employed at central banks. Government mints have printed a vast amount of (electronic) money, and according to the textbooks the planet right now should look like the Weimar Republic in 1929 — awash in cash and growing like crazy. But it’s not. Growth and productivity are stagnating worldwide. What if it’s all Spotify’s fault?

5 Tips For Getting Music Bloggers To Write About Your Music
By Bobby Owsinski -- Although the value of a review in printed publications has greatly diminished, bloggers remain a valuable resource for getting your music into the public eye. Here we look at useful tips for capturing the attention of these modern day taste-makers.

Music SEO: Know Your SERPs
By Wes -- SERPs? It stands for “search engine results pages”. Simple enough. Got that out of the way.  If you’re a musician, especially one who cares about your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), then SERPs matter a lot to you. We’re going to focus on Google in this post because that’s where most people go when they search.

His impact on golf will live forever
Arnold Palmer, Golf's Unquestioned King, Dies At Age 87
By Tom Callahan -- He looked like an athlete, a prizefighter, a middleweight. He opened golf's windows and let in some air. He lifted a country-club game, balanced it on his shoulders, carried it to the people and made it a sport. He won big. He lost big.

The Rhinestone Cowboy King: A Retrospective of Dolly Parton’s Favorite Tailor
By MessyNessy -- An overdose of rhinestone encrusted onto pastel leathers with fringes at every available seam. It’s so bad it’s good. I never stopped to think about where country music’s obsession with those bedazzled cowboy suits came from, but today I learned it all began with one man who became the couturier to country music’s biggest stars. [I’m also interested in finding out who made Hank Snow’s hair. DK]


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