David Newhoff, editor of The Illusion of More blog, talks copyright law and digital-age issues with experts, artists, and academics.
Copyright & Culture with Terrica Carrington
The theme of World IP Day this year is IP and Youth: Innovating for the Future. And one young IP expert trying to shape a better future for the next generation of creators is Terrica Carrington, VP of Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at Copyright Alliance. With a passion for social justice, Terrica focuses a great deal of her energy and talent on broadening the copyright system to serve a more diverse range of creators—especially young creators of color.
In January, Terrica was presented by the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts with the G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence for her work supporting the arts; and among her many other activities, she co-hosts a series of panel discussions called Black in Copyright in collaboration with Copyright Alliance, the Copyright Society, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association.
Talking with Helienne Lindvall Because Streaming is Still Broken
In this episode, I talk with songwriter and columnist Helienne Lindvall. As the Spotify scandal ebbs, it is a moment to talk about what is still wrong with streaming for people who create music.
Talking NFTs and Grift with Neil Turkewitz & David Lowery
In this episode, I talk to artists' rights activists Neil Turkewitz and David Lowery about the scope and nature of fraud in the NFT trade--and why NFTs are yet another false promise to help independent artists in the digital age.
David Golumbia on Facebook & Fascism
In this episode, I speak with David Golumbia, author and associate professor of digital studies, American literature, literary theory, philosophy, and linguistics at Virginia Commonwealth University. I asked David to join me after reading his blog post published on October 20th in which he asserts that Facebook is not just dropping the ball when it comes to curbing hate on its platform but that, in his words, Facebook Loves Fascism.
The Multi-Billion-Dollar Piracy Industry with Tom Galvin
In this episode, I speak with Tom Galvin, CEO of Digital Citizens Alliance, about piracy of creative works and DCA’s latest report, issued this month in collaboration with the research group White Bullet. The report, entitled Breaking Bad(s): How Advertiser-Supported Piracy Helps Fuel a Booming Multi-Billion Dollar Illegal Market, reveals that piracy is a highly profitable criminal enterprise and is intertwined with other forms of cyber-crime—from personal identity theft to national security threats.
Formalities in Copyright with Steven Tepp
In this episode, I talk with Steven Tepp about the formalities in U.S. copyright law--why we have them, how they work, some of the challenges they present, and ideas for addressing those challenges. At about 21 minutes, we answer a few FAQ about compliance with existing formalieis.