Yahoo, EMI and DRM

Last week I blogged about Steve Jobs calling for an end Digital Rights Management (Steve Jobs takes on DRM).  Add Yahoo! and music giant EMI to the list. A USA Today article (EMI in talks to dump copy protection) reports that David Goldberg, General Manager for Yahoo...

Steve Jobs takes on DRM

Steve Jobs has published an essay — Thoughts on Music — in which he calls for an end to Digital Rights Management (DRM). Mr. Jobs makes several very important statements in his essay. One explains that, theoretically, music buyers are locked into the...

Understanding Tariff No. 22

I’ve been in contact with lawyer Andy Kaplan-Myrth in order to learn more about SOCAN’s Tariff No. 22. He explained what Podcasters should know about this tariff and his comments are summarized below. Note that this post is a plain-english summary of what...

Investigating Tariff No. 22

Daryl Cognito (Poddog Show) has brought Tariff No. 22 to my attention. It’s part of a document that was released on May 20, 2006 by the Copyright Board. Tariff No. 22 deals specifically with COMMUNICATIONS OF MUSICAL WORKS VIA THE INTERNET OR SIMILAR...

Making sense of the “Pod” debate

With the publication of the controversial cease and decist letter from Apple to Infostructure Solutions earlier this week on wired.com, we are now able to take a more rational look at the reasons behind the letter. One sentence in particular caught my eye....