Archive for March 13th, 2007

The Viacom – YouTube Lawsuit

Text of the lawsuit here. Interesting comments from IP Democracy (noting that Viacom relies on the same laws as YouTube for two video sites it owns), Paul Kedrosky (describing it as the continuing triumph of hidebound copyright law over marketing), and Eric Goldman (on the likelihood of a settlement).  Update: […]

Read more ›

March 13, 2007 4 comments Must Reads

Lefsetz on Declining CD Sales

Bob Lefsetz with seven reasons for the decline in CD sales and what can be done about it.

Read more ›

March 13, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

CRIA Fumes Over Heritage-Commissioned Music Report

Last month I posted about a recently released report commissioned by Canadian Heritage on the future of the Canadian music industry.  I noted that the report provides a realistic assessment of the challenges facing the industry, emphasizing the need to embrace the Internet and new technologies without laying the blame […]

Read more ›

March 13, 2007 3 comments News

Gilberto Gil Profile

The NY Times with an uplifting profile of Brazilian Culture Minister Gilberto Gil (which also serves as a depressing contrast with Canada's culture minister).

Read more ›

March 13, 2007 1 comment Must Reads