Village Roadshow Films and a group of film studios have been joined by Hong Kong company Television Broadcasts Limited (and subsidiary TVBO Production Limited) as well as Australian entertainment distributor Madman Entertainment Pty Limited in a push to significantly expand the range of piracy-linked sites blocked by major Australian ISPs.
Last month through a series of announcements, Instagram, the Facebook owned photo-sharing app, emerged ready to become a new monetary force within the music industry, as streaming continues to become the dominant mode of music consumption and revenue.
Music merch management app Merch Cat has launched the Merch Cat Fan app, a direct-to-fan sales tool centered on the live show. Fans can use it to buy merch at live shows, or anytime, and artists get access to purchase data.
Decentralized content creation and IP protection platform, Typerium, has filed two patents for its technology in order to keep competition at bay. Typerium’s IP technology allows creators to record their work to the blockchain with a timestamp, which enables them to anonymously prove that they were the creator and owner.
Source: Content Protection Platform Typerium Files Patents
How can artists get paid for the value they bring to society? It is an age-old, vexing question, one that artist and entrepreneur Beatriz Helena Ramos hopes to reinvigorate through Dada, the visual conversation platform she launched in 2014 with fellow artist-technologists Yehudit Mam and Abraham Milano.
EU digital chief Andrus Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists.
With all its faults and serious economic problems, the EU has proved itself an effective institutional power able to regulate corporate monopolies, and it is in this spirit that the directive should be saved.
If you aren’t a die-hard Amanda Palmer fan, you probably didn’t even notice. But since smashing Kickstarter records in 2012, Palmer has effectively built a viable, high-revenue direct-to-fan enterprise. In the process, Amanda Palmer the artist has evolved into Amanda Palmer the business.
The Dirt Protocol aims at being a tool chest for developers to build their own databases which can be focused on speacilized topics. A single token will work across the entire platform and users will need to stake tokens in order to create new posts, dispute someone elses or vote when a dispute has been made.
The copyright registration, he writes, “only demonstrates that the photographers were the initial owners of the copyright. The fact that the photographers were the initial owners of the copyrights does not contradict the allegation that Plaintiff was the owner of the copyrights at all times relevant to this copyright infringement claim.”