The range of businesses that can be built when one has available “all” publisher content is striking, and it is notable that so many publishers have been willing to re-license their content for a variety of secondary or complementary uses.
Up-and-coming vendor Open Source Photos has joined OpenBazaar with a lot of ideas about how the two marketplaces can be paired with another innovative blockchain tool to meet a need and change the world.
CEO Vaughn McKenzie has also outlined Jaak’s ambition to create MΞTA, a decentralised, open network for media and entertainment organisations to “capture, store, verify and communicate commercial metadata”.
A coalition of 15 music organizations representing creators and companies has submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office about the safe harbors in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and why they’re not working for the music business.
If rights and licensing doesn’t become a focus throughout the entire publishing value chain, publishers, agents, and authors not only are leaving money on the table, but they’re also potentially opening themselves up to misuse and misappropriation of content.
T Bone Burnett today submitted a five minute video to the U.S. Copyright Office that issued a scathing critique of current copyright laws, taking aim at “mega corporations and web moguls” that “are enriching themselves off the artistic, cultural and economic value everyone else creates,”
While the idea of buying downloads first hand becomes increasingly antiquated for an ever growing chunk of the market, the legalities of buying second hand downloads are still being considered in the US courts.