We Need to Talk About Aereo: Copyright-Avoiding Business Models, Cloud Storage and a Principled Reading of the “Transmit” Clause — Rebecca Giblin and Jane Ginsburg look at Aereo and the Transmit Clause in detail, presenting two possible interpretations that provide a principled approach that is not technologically determinative.
Your Newfangled Media Algorithms are Bullshit — “I love the idea of a new world of media that exists solely on the Internet. And I really, really want to be part of it. But I also want to pay my rent and feed my cat.”
Oliar, Pattison, & Powell on Copyright Registrations — “Using an original data set containing all 2.3 million registrations from 2008 to 2012, we provide a snapshot of current patterns of registration. We describe who is registering what, where, when, and why. Our main findings include the types of work being registered, how the registrations of individuals and firms differ, when works are being registered relative to their date of creation and date of publication, the age distribution of authors in different creative fields, and the geographic distribution and concentration of registration claimants.”
Bots and ‘Drone Pools’: The Deep Bag of Tricks in Video-Ad Fraud — The online ad market is dysfunctional. “Wenda Harris Millard, president and COO of the ad consultancy Medialink, estimates that as much as 25% of online ad revenue is wasted on fraud and piracy. Similarly, a February report from audience-research firm comScore found that 36% of online ad impressions, or views, are generated by nonhumans.”