Taxing Questions: Are Compulsory Licenses a Solution to the P2P Debate?
Publish Date: Oct. 2, 2003
The concept of compulsory licenses has been hailed by fair use lobbyists as the savior of persecuted file-sharers. This type of agreement would establish a common ground with the major music labels and offer the possibility that all parties might be able to reach an agreement. Miriam Rainsford examines this concept.
Network Effects: Stan Liebowitz and the MP3 Debate
Publish Date: Jul. 22, 2003
Stan Liebowitz's study is indeed a thorough examination of the situation, perhaps more so than any other presently available. But despite the strength of his conclusions, when one examines the deep flaws in his logic, and the incomplete or biased nature of the evidence he presents, it is impossible to consider his study as admissible evidence in the trial of MP3 file sharing.
A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing
Publish Date: Jun. 10, 2003
Musicans can be a very adaptable community, and many are looking at online music and file sharing differently than the companies that often contract with them. Miriam Rainsford explores issues of P2P, DRM, and copyleft licensing from her musician point of view.
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