Pirates want to abandon author’s rights

German Hip hopper Jan Delay discusses with Christopher Lauer, member of the German Pirate Party, who’s strongly criticised for their positions on author’s rights. Lauer confirms several times throughout the interview that the Pirate Party has no clue how artist or authors profit from this rights and insists that because files sharing exists it has…

World Intellectual Property Day – Copyrights vs. Fundamental Rights

While the members of the European Parliament were busy again formulating another version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the European Commission invited to a workshop called ‘World Intellectual Property Day‘, just across the aisle. Copyrightsholders and their lobbyists presented an absurd wish list. Topping the wish list for the new IPRED is an indirect liability…

the music business dilema

The fundamental challenge for the music industry is the paradox of expecting revenue shares for music to be generated within markets that have no business model around music, but who control the music industries sales by their communication superiority. I started to write a concept for music conferences, or better a demand analysis based on interviews and…