Author Archives: Nick Dynice

How Might Copyright Threaten Free Speech? Let’s Count the Many Ways

On Techdirt recently Timothy Geigner wrote about David Newhoff’s guest posted on the blog of DC lobbyist outfit The Copyright Alliance. The crux of his argument is this: some people feel that existence of a stranger’s gay marriage threatens their … Continue reading

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Lamar Smith: Here’s the Problem Language with Sec. 103 of SOPA

Lamar Smith, architect of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is on record saying: The criticism of this bill is completely hypothetical; none of it is based in reality. Not one of the critics was able to point to any language … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Area: Your Unique Role in Defeating SOPA

By and amazing coincidence (or maybe not) there are three Congresswomen representing districts in Southern California on the House Judiciary Committee who are overseeing the direction of SOPA. Linda Sanchez of the 39th District, Maxine Waters of the 35th District, … Continue reading

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Against PROTECT IP Act: List of People and Orgs

A counterweight to this garbage. Update 9/8/2011 141 Internet Entrepreneurs 108 Intellectual Propery Law Professors Professor John R. Allison McCombs School of Business University of Texas at Austin Professor Brook K. Baker Northeastern University School of Law Professor Derek E. … Continue reading

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How to View/Download Blocked Videos on YouTube

You may come across a link from time to time on YouTube where there is a notice that the video has been removed by a rights holder. It looks like the homepage but the notice will appear in a red … Continue reading

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A Look at the Features in Apple iTunes 10’s Ping

I have spent a day with Apple iTunes 10 new feature called Ping, a social network. The day of the announcement and before it was available for download there was a lot of speculation about what experience it might offer … Continue reading

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N.Sputnik Music

Last month I launched my music site at music.nsputnik.com where I provide downloads and streams of my original music, video, photos, news about live shows, and other media related to my music. Being a marketer and also an observer of … Continue reading

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Beginning Web Development on the Mac Today: most of what you need to know and download

I first started messing around with HTML in DreamWeaver and Claris Home Page around 1999 to put up my own music website. But it was not until the last couple years that I updated my skills and capabilities in web … Continue reading

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Google Granted Dangerous Monopoly, DMR Requirements in Settlement with AAP

Timothy Lee reports that Association of American Publishers and Google have reached a tentative agreement with the courts regarding the class action lawsuit between the two. The point of the suit by the AAP was to stop Google form innovating … Continue reading

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An Evaluation of Web Strategy in the Musical Instrument Business

Crossposted at the Heavybag Media blog. With NAMM taking place over the weekend and several of our clients in the musical instrument business, I thought it would be appropriate to evaluate the participation level in social media and web strategies … Continue reading

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