The Sony Pictures hack that has led to the cancellation of plans to screen and sell movie The Interview is a hot mess, as are the various revelations in the […]
VC Fred Wilson calls for independent piracy-sites blacklist
Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson was one of the prominent critics of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, arguing that it could have hugely harmful effects for the kind of tech startups his company invests in
Germany delays ACTA treaty signing in face of protests
The proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US is now on ice, but what about the global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that was negotiated behind closed doors for much of 2011?
RIAA hits out at anti-SOPA campaign
RIAA boss Cary Sherman has come out all guns blazing against the technology industry in an op-ed piece for the New York Times, questioning whether the downfall of the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills was “the result of democracy, or demagoguery”.
Topspin’s Ian Rogers pitches content registry as alternative to SOPA/PIPA
With the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation now on ice in the US, what next? Topspin’s Ian Rogers has published a guest post on Hypebot with his own suggestion: “A content registry where copyright holders can express the rules governing the use of their content and a legislative requirement sites dealing in media respect the rules expressed by the rights-holder in the registry”.
U2 manager Paul McGuinness lambasts Google’s anti-SOPA lobbying
Google’s role in the recent campaign against the proposed SOPA anti-piracy legislation in the US came in for a sustained attack by U2’s manager Paul McGuinness this morning, at the […]
EMI VP criticises ‘incorrect’ SOPA/PIPA legislation
EMI’s VP of urban promotions Craig Davis is being hailed by technology sites for coming out against the SOPA and PIPA legislation, in an interview conducted with Reddit.
SOPA and PIPA legislation falls as MPAA boss provokes storm
The sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate counterpart the Protect IP Act have both put the legislation on ice, following the fierce protests of recent weeks
US politicians still coming out against SOPA and PIPA
It seems plenty of US politicians were keeping quiet about their views on the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation until gauging the level of opposition.
SOPA and PIPA debate continues on day of protests
A lot of people were saying a lot of things about the US SOPA legislation yesterday. 4.5m people signed Google’s anti-SOPA petition, which was prominently linked from its homepage.
Political support for SOPA and PIPA weakens
A day of high-profile protests against the SOPA and PIPA
anti-piracy bills in the US appears to have had an impact on political support
for the proposed legislation.
Music Ally Report : The Other Retail (Issue 285)
– Our lead looks at the rise of D2F sales and the importance of this uncharted territory to the
– Our second feature considers the recent debate around the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation
– New Startups and Apps: Soundrop, Yamaha NoteStar, Splash FM
– A round up of the finalists for this year’s midemlab
– Market Profile: Australia
– Comment: Mark Mulligan on SOPA and PIPA in the context of wider media industry strategy