Village Roadshow’s outspoken co-chief Graham Burke has twice this month accused Google of facilitating crime and is now inviting the company to sue him. Meanwhile, Google is fighting for new safe harbor protections that Village Roadshow insists should be denied.
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The theme for this year’s event was “Where Innovation Meets Experience,” and it was touched upon numerous times throughout the congress. Pallante, for example, said publishers need to acknowledge the growing challenges to copyright, often resulting from technological advances that are outpacing publishers’ ability to respond.
The judge’s decision is sure to be controversial and could prove quite consequential, too, potentially disrupting the way that news outlets use Twitter and causing many in technology to re-examine ubiquitous practices from embedding to linking.
There is, to put it mildly, a lot of hype and misinformation around the world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings – including their potential for the music industry.
According to BuzzAngle Music, people readily prefer to stream the most popular releases each year over most other songs. Rather than solve this discrepancy, music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music have only helped to fuel it.
By building a decentralized marketplace for creators, run by the community, we build a new path toward digital artistic independence that can free not only content creators but media companies, brands and marketers as well.
The CLASSICS Act is an essential component of a package of music licensing reforms supported by the organizations that includes additional critical reforms such as the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 4706 / S. 2334), the AMP Act (H.R. 881) and the establishment of market-based rate standards.
Comcast Ventures is aggressively seeking investments into blockchain technology, forming a five-member team it calls “The Blockchain Crew.” The underpinning goal is to learn about how the encryption technology can help Comcast in product development, and not as much about looking for stellar growth opportunities.
Today’s VNUE acquisition of Soundstr will leverage that startup’s music identification technology and hardware to accelerate VNUE’s patent-pending MiC (Music Identification Center) system to market.