Moral of the story: Before you adapt anything, always, always, always get the author’s permission.
Bootleg rap and R&B vinyl is thriving, even though most of the music is easy to buy or free to download.
Artist on Artist: Honky-tonk torch carrier Dale Watson talks to local country journeyman Lawrence Peters
New Zealand judge rules Megaupload raid unlawful
Why you should care about how the government handled a hip-hop blog bust
SoundCloud’s new copyright practices come down hard on the DJs who helped make it one of the most promising music-hosting services on the Web.
Steven Lattimore explores the musical legacy and business struggles of the bluesman behind “Bright Lights, Big City” and “Big Boss Man” in his documentary “The Jimmy Reed Experience.” It screens Tuesday 2/15 at Dominican University, along with a legal panel and jam session.
I’m talking about music copyright as part of a Homeroom panel discussion at the Hungry Brain tonight.
Some designers call for more copyright protection, but have they thought about the consequences?
Ian Shapira’s Washington Post lament about how Gawker ripped off his story is getting a lot of attention, and will be the subject of an online chat this week. I […]
Kutiman’s brilliant video mashup: a killer funk jam collaged together from a bunch of people giving music lessons (or just plain screwing around) on YouTube
Producer and DJ Steinski–of “Lessons” fame–spins at Darkroom tonight (2/26).
Rep. Mike Doyle defends fair use (and Girl Talk)
After nearly 20 years of putting out records without lawyers or contracts, Corey Rusk was forced by one disgruntled band to defend his system in court. The outcome may change the way the underground does business.