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Alan Graham, co-founder of OCL along with legendary Producer, Rupert Hine. This month we'll announce OCL which will create the world's first automated sync licence for UGC. http://www.oneclicklicense.org
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This is just stupid. Copyright doesn't simply protect what this person puts forward as a traditional artist, it also happens to protect every citizen online. EVERY CITIZEN...something your party professes to care about. What people on the anti-copyright side want you to believe is that copyright is incompatible with todays society and technology. It is an outdated idea. However it is actually more important than ever before. In the past, average citizens wrote things that were never published or seen, we took photos that were never published or see, etc, so copyright rarely had any value or affect on us. Today we share everything. Everyone today is a rights owner and we are entitled to the right to protect the things we create. Without that right...with copyright destroyed or "killed," tech companies will have no barriers at all or any interest in protecting anything you value because they won't have to. In Rick Falkvinge's vision of the future we gladly hand over all of our rights to privacy and ownership of our ideas, our photos, in fact everything we create. Without copyright any tech platform in the future will be able to include Terms of Use strategies whereby they own everything you post, not via copyright, but by an agreement. "Kill copyright, already. Get rid of it. It hurts innovation, creativity, our next-generation industries, and our hard-won civil liberties. It’s not even economically defensible." The problem with copyright and innovation is that instead of finding a solution to the problems and barriers copyright seems to have with today's technology, we have seen companies ignore it and "innovate" without any consideration around the idea of how their entire industries are build on the intellectual property of others. Pull all the copyright materials from all of the social media platforms out there and what do you have? Nothing. As for civil liberties...really? Civil liberties include ideas like freedom of speech, but also include the right to own property and the right to defend yourself. Copyright absolutely grants someone the right to not only own property but defend that property. If you plan on saying to people that every written word, every photo taken, etc has no ownership and none of us have any right to these things, you basically set a precedent for the complete dismantling of our privacy, which is a mainstay of your party's position. You stand for increased privacy of individuals, but if I have no ownership of my words, my thoughts, my images, my videos...how will you enforce privacy, since nothing belongs to me?
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Or you could check out the upcoming project in the UK called OCL which would give tech companies access to complete music catalogues from every service and it costs them nothing at all...they don't even need to secure any rights.
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You can consult lawyers all day to skirt the law, but doesn't mean it is legal or in the spirit of the law. Short clips have nothing to do with fair use. I've also read the apps terms of use...it essentially says...here's all this music, but we're not responsible if you get caught with it...go read the copyright notice on their site: http://www.getsnippit.com/copyright It's entirely setup to create a nightmare DMCA process for rights holders. This is a way of getting access to songs they don't have a license for or can grant a license for and they know this. And as for Apple...just because the app got through the approval process doesn't mean it isn't a) in violation of Apple's terms and b) isn't violation of copyright, thus putting Apple also in a difficult position. Not every app approval person is likely schooled in copyright. I know for a fact this is not kosher with Apple's terms...it even is a violation by the button they use for buying tracks on iTunes. I agree...it's a cool app...it's just not legal and you can't just print in an article that the reason they can do this is short clips = fair use. That's not what fair use states.
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And btw...this is a music site right? How is it you can write: "Focusing on brief clips allows Snippit to claim fair use" and not know that this is not what fair use says? Snippit is pulling preview tracks from Apple to allow people to create new content from clips of songs, which is a direct violation of copyright and then if you read their "copyright policy", they basically try to say they aren't responsible for what anyone does...but then have the gaul to say: Snippit Media, Inc. (“Snippit” or “our” or “we” or “us”) supports the protection of intellectual property rights. We respond to all notices of alleged copyright infringement (“Takedown Notices”) provided to our designated Copyright Agent (“Designated Agent”) that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Section 512 of the DMCA outlines the requirements for submitting a Takedown Notice and, in appropriate circumstances, a counter notification (“Counter-Notice”). So they allow people to infringe on copyright, make users liable for doing it, then make rights holders jump through DMCA hoops to get it pulled. Tell me how they don't know this isn't kosher and why you are giving them exposure?
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You do realize that this entire app is one giant ball of copyright infringement and violations of terms. You can't take Apple's previews and you can't post these clips under fair use or without a license...and if you read their terms of use they are basically claiming they are not responsible for what people post, although they enable it...and then they expect to make rights holders jump through the DMCA hoops to get the stuff down. More evidence that the tech industry has come unhinged from reality and doesn't care at all about doing what's right.
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You ever heard of a songwriter? Producer? Engineer? Electronics manufacturer? Instrument maker? Studio technician? This isn't as simple as the myth of this all being about greedy artists. There's a whole ecosystem in place that get's hurt and quite frankly those people don't have fans. They don't have merchandise. They don't tour. Don't sell albums. They all rely on a system where someone who values the work, pays for the work. It is not a level playing field. In fact it's harder than ever. Penetrating into a market where on a global stage you have a cacophony of artists vying for the same attention...just to get enough streamed plays to pay the basics...it's not so simple as...democracy wins! Everyone likes to boil this down to artists...but there are a lot of people who don't sell music that rely on a system of music being sold...and they aren't greedy fame whores. The elements of scale are simple...you will never be able to replace the revenue lost from music sales with the revenue from streaming. It's a fixed price point. No box sets, no special albums, nothing...just a bunch of people paying $10 a month.
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Oh I also failed to mention...without the money that has traditionally been from record sales...how will artists pay for studio time? New instruments? Funding a tour to get exposure? What about all the people who work at making instruments, running studios, all the electronic gear? It ain't all basements and Garage Band. At least with crowdfunding you get people to invest in something up front...they become a partner and a patron, but with streaming, there's no upfront money. There's only hope...and you'll have to push an awful lot of streams to get paid something significant when you consider it's around 16,000 streams to one $.99 sale.
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Have you ever heard of a songwriter? Engineer? Producer? None of these people sell merchandise. They don't tour. They don't sell albums. You think the Beatles would have been "The Beatles" without George Martin? What were they going to pay him with? Proceeds from last nights gig in the pub? Who will discover and nurture new artists? Who is going to help them write better music, learn how to perform better, etc? You have such a short sighted view of how all of this works. You can't invigorate people's love of music if they don't have any value for it. If you get something for free ($10 a month or a bundled package is basically free), you have no investment in it. In case you haven't noticed, the idea of "free" and cheap basically destroyed the print and news industry. We have fewer choices, terrible writing, and it's all based on how many clicks they can get out of you. Over 1/5 of the people who use to work in news have lost their jobs in the past 10 years...we destroyed that industry when we need solid reporting the most. What you are going to get is a reduction in the quality of the art form.
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Hear that songwriters? Need to stop writing music and start making albums and touring and merchandising. No more hiding behind your music...time to become artists and get some Tshirts made. Personally I think the debate is just starting.
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