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Coming Soon: The Surveillance of Everything

by Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood March 27, 2014

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  Copyright © 2014 Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood—distributed by Agence Global Estimates vary, but by 2020 there could be more than 30 billion devices connected to the Internet. Once dumb, they will have smartened up thanks ...

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It’s Getting Better

by Paul Rapp August 7, 2013

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  Since early 2005, I’ve been popping up here more or less every other week and complaining about something or other having to do with the law, information, and technology. There’s never a lack of things ...

Royalty Pains in the Ass

by Paul Rapp July 25, 2013

  The digital revolution changed everything about the business of music. Suddenly, anybody with time and a little patience can record something and present it to the world. Like, for free. That’s pretty staggering. Why, back ...

Unplugged

by Jo Page August 24, 2011

  I spent a day without Wi-Fi today, working in someone else’s office. It was hard. I was writing a column and I kept having to actually pay attention to what I was doing rather than ...

Six Strikes and You’re, Um, Well . . .

by Paul Rapp July 13, 2011

First, the dates of this year’s Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit have been announced. It’s gonna be October 2-3 and will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Panelists and topics have not ...

For Chrissakes, Al

by Paul Rapp June 1, 2011

Here we go again. Last year, loaded up with mountains of money, shiny lobbyists, phony statistics and cheap rhetoric, Big Media landed on Congress and nearly passed a bill called COICA (“Combating Online Infringements and ...