The Entertainment Industry isn’t suffering – part 2

TechDirt has published its second “The Sky is Rising” report revealing some pretty good industry growth metrics despite the doom and gloom mantras chanted by industry representatives: For years now, the legacy entertainment industry has been predicting its own demise, claiming that the rise of technology, by enabling easy duplication and sharing — and thusContinue reading “The Entertainment Industry isn’t suffering – part 2”

A panicked Entertainment Industry and its destructive metaphors

  This article was initially published on Mark Lives. This is a modified version. We’re so accustomed to the term “piracy” in the context of copyright infringement that we just accept that it is an appropriate term for what is going on. The Entertainment Industry decries rampant content piracy and how the artists are sufferingContinue reading “A panicked Entertainment Industry and its destructive metaphors”

Content creators need new attitudes not new censorship

Proposed American censorship legislation, sponsored by the entertainment industry, has sparked a terrific debate about piracy (a problematic metaphor but I’ll use it in this post) and business models. Much of the debate is happening in the United States where the threat to the infrastructure that underlies the Internet has focused minds on underlying challengesContinue reading “Content creators need new attitudes not new censorship”