Lawrence Lessig

  1. Kaskade's Free Music: Beer, or Speech? A Look at Sampling, Creative Commons and Copyright (Op-Ed)

    July 01, 2014 10:07 AM EDT Steve Martocci is the co-founder of Splice, a platform that connects musicians and their tools with the cloud. Splice is also advancing the concept of "open source" music and public collaboration.  After a series of DMCA takedown noti ...

  2. Morning Fix: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Battle for Best Song Oscar; Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Debacle; Paco de Lucia Remembered by Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, More

    February 28, 2014 8:47 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE PHARRELL, U2, KAREN O, 'FROZEN': WHO WILL WIN THE BATTLE FOR THIS WEEKEND'S BEST SONG OSCAR? Just two years ago, the Academy Awards telecast didn't feature a song performance — p ...

  3. Liberation Resolves Copyright Issue with Lawrence Lessig, Admit ‘Mistakes’ Were Made

    February 28, 2014 12:05 AM EST Liberation Music has “amicably resolved” its copyright dispute with Professor Lawrence Lessig, with the Australian independent label admitting it was wrong to hit the academic with a “take-down” notice. The label will also pay compensation and the ...

  4. Amanda Palmer Q&A, Part 2: Touring, and the Challenges of Small Businesses

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM EST In part 1 of this article, singer/Kickstarter superstar Amanda Palmer talks about why she believes a pay-what-you-want "patronage" model is the way forward for the music business, the changing relationship between artists and fans, the ...

  5. Amanda Palmer Q&A: Why Pay-What-You-Want Is the Way Forward, and More

    January 28, 2013 7:44 AM EST Amanda Palmer is hardly your average musician. The multi-faceted artist and former co-leader of Dresden Dolls has a groundbreakingly hands-on relationship with her business affairs and, via social media, with her fans. Last year those fans pledged ...

  6. Legally Monetized Mashups: How New Technology Pays DJs

    July 12, 2012 5:05 PM EDT During the past 10 years, a few small companies have built important tools that helped solve some of the music industry's biggest dilemmas. In that spirit, the new platforms of Thefuture.fm, Beatport and Legitmix may not offer complete soluti ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Lessig, Vice, Tapulous

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Lawrence Lessig on copyright laws, discussing it on "The Colbert Report." - The Orchard will provide physical and digital music distribution to Vice Music artists in North America. The first album handled under the new partnership is B ...

  8. Mavericks Dominate MidemNet Day 1

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital technology entrepreneur Janus Friis, inventor of the original rogue P2P application Kazaa, told delegates at MidemNet today that his vision and energies these days are directed toward building legitimate, robust businesses. Friis said his ...

  9. Copyright Row Dominates Summit

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Day one of the inaugural CISAC Copyright Summit has wrapped, after an afternoon session dominated by a stand-off between delegates and controversial Creative Commons founder Prof. Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons issues copyright licenses that al ...

  10. California Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses will convene Feb. 25 at the second annual Music Law Summit West at Hastings Law School in San Francisco. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses w ...

  11. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...