EU approves copyright directive blasted by big tech — “With the vote, MEPs can now start negotiations with the European Council representing the 28 member states which already reached a compromise on the issue in May. These closed-door discussions, which also include the European Commission, are known in EU jargon as ‘trilogues’ and can take several months before any compromise is put to a fresh vote.”
RIAA President Mitch Glazier Responds to SiriusXM’s Music Modernization Act Complaints: ‘Give Me a Break’ — Glazier writes, “The Music Modernization Act is based on two simple principles – streamline the licensing system and work towards fair-market-value based rules for creators. It’s a compromise, like most big packages of legislation, in which every segment of the industry had to give in some places in order to get reforms they cared about more in others. But that kind of ‘give a little get a little’ deal isn’t of much interest to SiriusXM, which has instead focused its efforts on special carve-outs and legal chicanery such as withholding royalties from pre-72 artists until it was sued.”
FCJ refers case regarding YouTube’s liability for damages to the CJEU — The question is whether the video streaming giant can be liable for direct liability. One to watch.
The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’ — “Algorithm-led content curation makes creators feel disposable, challenging them to churn out videos in the knowledge that there are younger, fresher people waiting in the wings to replace them. For YouTubers who use their daily lives as raw material for their videos, there is added pressure, as the traditional barriers between personal and professional life are irreparably eroded.”
What it takes to be a stunt person (video) — “Monique Ganderton has been fighting and falling in films and TV for the past 15 years as a stunt performer. She was most recently a stunt double for Charlize Theron and named as Marvel’s first female stunt coordinator. Ganderton tells us how the action comes to life in movies.”