Selling the Metrics of Infringement

When I read in the Globe and Mail that Pirate Bay was being purchased for $9-million, I figured this could be a good example of how innovators, who often are branded as outsiders or scofflaws, eventually find their niche. Well, that…

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Harvesting From the Network

As autumn approaches minds turn to harvests, turkey and reasons to give thanks, so I’ve asked my assistant, Tanaz Irani to gather us a bunch of ideas…! On how to monetize social networks Social Networking & the Power of Millions…

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Liquid Audio, Liquid World

Moses Avalon has written a short but well-reasoned defence of copyright entitled “Da Vinci On a Necktie.” Speaking about the “RIAA/ISP war” over music and how it should be delivered and consumed, Avalon sees copyright in terms of preventing the…

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Copyright and Trademark FAQ

Thought I would post the Copyright and Trademark FAQ I will be handing out when I speak on “Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies” at the Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo on April 1, 2008, at the Metro Toronto Convention…

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The 360 Deal: Bands as Brands

The music industry has become of late, unabashedly about selling products. Formerly, 10 or 15 years ago, there used to be more pretense to artistry. Many if not most bands would eschew “selling out.” It was not only seen as…

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