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Artists Rights Advocates Make Gains in 2015… Web/Tech Admissions Laid Bare

the trichordist logoText by Trichordist Editor

So many of the issues we’ve been talking about for years are finally becoming part of the larger and more mainstream conversations about artists rights and an ethical internet. Seems like there is a little bit more than a slight draft blowing on house of cards that Silicon Valley has built. Here’s a quick recap. […]

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A Declaration of Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet

Text by Trichordist Editor

Technology may change but principles do not. A society that encourages the creative spirit is rare in history and worth defending. The internet and digital technology have opened up many new opportunities for artists, but it has also opened up new opportunities for those who wish to exploit those artists.

We offer for discussion a set of principles as a guide for companies and policy makers to keep in mind. It is our hope that these principles will help build a sustainable online creative ecosystem, one that benefits creators, innovators, and the general public alike.

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Music Activism: David Lowery/The Trichordist speaks out

Text by David Lowery/The Trichordist

It’s been exactly two years since I caused a furor by posting “Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss?”  I think it’s worth reading if you have never read it.  If you have read it you might want to re-read it and ask: “what has changed and what has stayed the same?”

My opinon.

What has changed?  Hundreds of artists have spoken up demanding that the digital “New Boss” pay us fair royalties.  Artists were able to defeat the misleadingly named “Internet Radio Fairness Act.”  Artists are no long afraid of speaking out.  There is no stigma.   Further there is a new grassroots movement demanding the “Old Boss”  terrestrial radio pay performer royalties.  That’s a first.  See here http://irespectmusic.org/

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Musicians Issues: Oral Testimony of David Lowery to House Subcommittee On Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet Jan 28 2014

Text by The Trichordist’s David Lowery (http://thetrichordist.com/2014/01/29/oral-testimony-of-david-lowery-to-house-subcommittee-on-courts-intellectual-property-and-the-internet-jan-28-2014/)

House of Representatives

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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