Jaco’s Legacy — Stephen Carlisle writes a life that was cut short but a legacy that still lives on, and his role in ensuring that Jaco’s family could share in that legacy. Bonus tip: register your copyrights.
Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future — Eamonn Forde talks with electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre about his work, touring as an electronic musician, and the role of technology in art. “Technological and technical limits are so important and this is probably the difficulty for young musicians today. Technology today makes you believe that there are no limitations.”
As the European Union engages in a “trilogue” on an updated Copyright Directive, here is a “trilogue” of pieces about one of the more contentious portions of the Directive, Article 13, which would place new conditions on service providers to qualify for exemptions from liability for copyright infringement by their users. First, in Behind the Epic Moral Battle Over Article 13: Youtube Money, Rob Levine provides a blow-by-blow account of the online video provider’s lobbying efforts against the Article. Then, in YouTube’s Tactics Re. Article 13 Are the Real Concern, David Newhoff considers the potentially troubling aspects of YouTube using its platform to urge users directly to lobby on its behalf. Finally, in this Twitter thread, Christopher Bingham (@helloiambing), a YouTube creator of 12 years, criticises and counters YouTube’s lobbying efforts against Article 13.
A lawsuit by rapper Big Freedia raises the question again: can dance be copyrighted? — Travis Anders of the Washington Post takes a look at the copyright issues underlying a dispute between Big Freedia and her former choreographer, with some quotes from yours truly.
Study: Over 20 years, Silicon Valley workers’ median wage has fallen by 14% — “In short, most workers—regardless of whether they work in the tech sector or not—are getting poorer due to venture capital-driven business models that prioritize outlandish returns fueled by low-wage work that captures a given market quickly.”
Do not mess with Taylor Swift on streaming money — “‘There was one condition that meant more to me than any other deal point. As part of my new contract with Universal Music Group, I asked that any sale of their Spotify shares result in a distribution of money to their artist, non-recoupable,’ Swift explained.” UMG agreed.