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Warning From a Student of Democracy's Collapse
http://www.p2p-weblog.com

REAL WORLD ECONOMICS: STRONG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS DON'T WORK
http://news.ft.com

READ MY LIPS: DIGITAL FILES ARE NOT THE SAME AS CD'S
Stanford law prof. writes that intellectual property isn't the same as tangible stuff. It's wrong to use property law. Free riding, such as file sharing, is good, not bad, for the market.
http://papers.ssrn.com

STRONG IP ENFORCEMENT: GOOD FOR ENTERTAINMENT BIZ, BAD FOR SOCIETY
From the Consumer Project on Technology
http://lists.essential.org

ACCORDING TO HISTORY, RIAA TAKES THE WORST POSSIBLE STRATEGY
Harvard Law Prof says blocking technology generates worst possible result for society AND the recording industry. Best is to accept technology and develop new business models.
http://www.nytimes.com

CORY DOCTOROW SAYS DRM VERY, VERY BAD
Digital rights management (DRM) systems don't work, are bad for society, are bad for business, and are bad for artists.
http://junk.haughey.com

REPORT SAYS STRICT COPYRIGHT LAWS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
Committee for Economic Development advocates balance between the rights of content creators and the public.
http://www.nytimes.com

"THE TYRANNY OF COPYRIGHT?"
Is copyright law curbing our freedoms and making it harder to create anything new?
http://www.nytimes.com

WHILE AMERICA OBSESSES OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, THE REST OF
THE WORLD INNOVATES.
http://www.wired.com

CONSUMER MUSIC PRICE STUDY VERIFIES MUSIC IS TOO EXPENSIVE
Consumers expect $5 per album discount for downloaded music. Optimal price for CD is $13, for downloaded CD $8.
http://www.ipsos-pa.com

ECONOMICS ANALYSIS OF FILE SHARING AGENTS
People share files as insurance against paying for music they don't want or that is overvalued.
http://www.herring.com

ONLINE MUSIC STORES
... A RACE FOR LOSERS
http://www.theregister.co.uk
... STORES HAVE TO DIFFERENTIATE AS COMPETITION HEATS UP
http://www.latimes.com

PAPER SAYS DIGITAL RIGHTS SYSTEMS DISTORT COPYRIGHT LAW
They don't provide Personal Use rights
http://www.sims.berkeley.edu

MP3'S ARE NOT THE DEVIL
By Orson Scott Card
Essay's gems: "How to Teach Your Customers to Hate You", "[L]et's get back to the real world, instead of wasting any more time on the petty and mostly self-inflicted problems of rich but badly-managed corporations."
http://www.ornery.org

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN SCARED OF AND BATTLED TECHNOLOGY
... STARTED WITH THE PHONOGRAPH IN 1877 AND CONTINUED WITH RADIO, CASSETTE RECORDERS, MP3 PLAYERS, AND NOW P2P.
http://www.nytimes.com
... TODAY’S FIGHT IS SIMILAR TO THE 90'S BATTLE OVER ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY.
http://www.nytimes.com

TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS DON'T WORK
Congressional Testimony Of Dr. Edward Felten from Princeton. Regulatory mandates won’t reduce infringement and will retard future technologies that could resolve copyright issues.
http://mi2n.com

BAD PUBLIC POLICY: DATA SHOWS COPYRIGHTS DO NOT HELP INNOVATION
http://www.fairforshare.com

RIAA DOESN’T GET IT: THE FUTURE
"The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism"
http://www.thesupporteconomy.com/

THE COPYRIGHT CAGE: COPYRIGHT LAW NEEDS TO CHANGE
Bars can't have TVs bigger than 55 inches. Teddy bears can't include tape decks. Girl Scouts who sing "Puff, the Magic Dragon" owe royalties.
http://www.legalaffairs.org

DIGITAL DENIAL, FROM FORRESTER RESEARCH
Digital media will transform the music and film industries - whether they like it or not.
http://news.com.com

THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND THE BIG FLIP
"Digital changes in music have given us amateur production and distribution, but left intact professional control of fame."
http://shirky.com

LAWRENCE LESSIG: THE "DINOSAURS" ARE TAKING OVER http://www.businessweek.com

STILL NOT GETTING IT: FOCUSING ON ENCRYPTION, NOT BUSINESS MODELS
http://www.kpmg.com/news

SOUR NOTES
The music industry's tactics are compared with the "War on Drugs" - "an expensive, protracted, apparently ineffective and seemingly misguided battle against a contraband that many suggest does little harm."
http://www.salon.com

CONTENT IS NOT KING
by Andrew Odlyzko

The truth hurts. Which is why the music industry refuses to accept it.
http://www.dtc.umn.edu (PDF)

 


 

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