DOJ Engages Completely Juvenile Argument Against Copyright Office in Defense of Corrupt 100% Licensing Rule

These guys should get busted for corruption……

The Trichordist

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Getting the right result for our corporate masters.

We need to get the OIG to investigate or even recommend the disbanding of the DOJ Antitrust Litigation Section III over their handling of the 100% song licensing rule.  This is getting totally ridiculous.

First: there is the very real chance of corruption here as this appears to have been  rammed through at the behest of Google by former Google lawyer Acting Assistant Attorney General Renata Hesse.   See full timeline of Google takeover of Antitrust Division:

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

The DOJ Antitrust Division Litigation Section III/AG Lynch/And WhiteHouse needs to get the shit FOIA-ed out of them on this alone. Everybody involved in this sorry episode needs to be investigated.

Second:  Look at how stupid/Juvenile the DOJ division is.  In a brief to Judge Stanton in defense of their 100% licensing rule…

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Music Creators North America Letter to Department of Justice Opposing Full Work Licensing, Partial Withdrawals

We begin by stating once again that we strenuously object to the timetable set by the DOJ for the submission of these comments. Unlike the many multi-­‐national, billion-­‐dollar corporations ident…

Source: Music Creators North America Letter to Department of Justice Opposing Full Work Licensing, Partial Withdrawals

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Music Creators North America Letter to Department of Justice Opposing Full Work Licensing, Partial Withdrawals

We begin by stating once again that we strenuously object to the timetable set by the DOJ for the submission of these comments. Unlike the many multi-­‐national, billion-­‐dollar corporations ident…

Source: Music Creators North America Letter to Department of Justice Opposing Full Work Licensing, Partial Withdrawals

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This is astounding

I didn’t know they even made people like this anymore…

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3035463/how-matts-machine-works?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tech-weekly-newsletter&position=3&partner=newsletter

This Matt guy is really something……

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A Thought For Monday

I’d feel much better if wise people, not clever people, were leading the world.

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NIN’s releases 2 versions of “Hesitation Marks”

By making two versions of the same product available, Trent Reznor and his team have once again,  expanded the possibilities of creative expression in recorded music.  At the same time….it’s a music marketers dream. I’m absolutely sure that some fans will buy both versions of “Hesitation Marks”. Thanks for driving the music biz forward in a meaningful and intelligent direction.

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Disrupt the “Disruption”

The anachronistic, more than 25 year old, theory of “free music” online has been a spectacular failure which, hopefully, has reached it’s end. It’s reminiscent of “trickle down economics”. A great-sounding phrase used to describe something that doesn’t really work at all. The only people profiting from free music are the website owners who sell ad space which increases in value as they add more content, none of which own or have any right to.

Soon, as more artists who initially embraced the new digital regime, renounce their affection, and revoke any affiliation with these powerful, new “controllers of the pipeline”, more people will see the light and realize that music is a commodity as well as an art. And we all pay for commodities don’t we? If music really did “flow like water” we’d be paying MUCH more than $10.00 per month for it.

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