Ways To Fix The Music Crisis: How Tech Can Help Save The Industry

shockwebpic_musicscrisisandhowtofixitWe all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?

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Shocklee At 2014 International CES

shockleewebpic_ces2014The 2014 International CES is taking place in Las Vegas, starting officially on January 7th for a week full of all the latest and future consumer electronics, technology and entertainment to come. Reportedly this upcoming show will hit 2 million square feet of exhibition space making it the biggest EVER. And that’s just the show floor.

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[DC] October 28th-29th: Future of Music Summit 2013

shockleewebpic_FMCsummit2013The Future of Music Summit 2013 takes place in Washington, DC on October 28-29, 2013. Organized by the Future of Music Coalition, this year’s conference will discuss how to improve the music ecosystem and marks the 12th annual event, which will again be held at Georgetown University.

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Did The Decline Of Sampling Cause The Decline Of Political Hip Hop? The Atlantic Interviews Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_atlanticdeclineofsamplingfErik Nielson, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond, where his research focuses on African American literature and hip-hop culture, has written a thought-provoking piece on sampling for The Atlantic which Hank Shocklee was interviewed for.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

shockleewebpic_FF20Around the world, around the universe, the future is now! Tune in to some of the most recent headlines and developments that are coming soon near you.

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DRM Chair Makes A Statement

What would the world be like if we applied the DRM concept of access control technology – that has become so popularly applied [and hated] to digital music for instance, to other everyday things?

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US Gets New Copyright Alert System: ‘Six Strikes’ And Your Internet May Be Affected

Starting today, a new copyright alert system is being implemented in the US to prevent piracy. It seems this system has been designed to catch the most casual of pirates, as Computerworld, TorrentFreak and a host of others point out, the system is easy to circumvent and is focuses on monitoring torrent users who don’t take privacy precautions while downloading illegally acquired copyrighted material.

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Watch The New Pirate Bay Documentary – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK, the new documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay is here. Directed by Simon Klose, read more about this project which we covered last month. Watch this full length feature and tell us your thoughts.

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