Category Archives: Disruptive Business Models in Content

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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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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Atari complains about having to compete with itself

GameIndustry.biz reports that Atari is complaining about second hand sales at it’s event Atari Live in London. Their proposed solution? Add features that make it more useful to the users that rely on one sort of online social features that … Continue reading

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The Uncanny Parallels Between Israeli Archeology and Innovation Challenges

I recently caught three interesting episodes of Simcha Jacobovici’s Naked Archaeologist on History International: Episodes #5: “Real or Fake?” Episode #6: “Fame & Forgery” Episode #7: “Accidental Archeology” Episodes 5 and 6 are about the Israeli Antiquities markets where each … Continue reading

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AP proves: Lawyers are not long-term business strategists

Associated Press (AP) has send DMCA notices to The Drudge Retort for quoting too much from one if it’s articles and then linking to one of it’s paying customer’s website (more at Techdirt). This, of course, interferes with the APs … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Market Music

My colleague at Heavybag Media, Jackie Peters has a post about the great opportunities record labels have in using social media as a marketing strategy. The challenges they are facing: they must switch from selling music in physical packages to … Continue reading

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How Open Source and Social Media are going to Eat SEOs’ Lunches

(Sphinn this) Search engines react to behavior of its users and site owners. Search engines measures these behaviors to deliver value to each, but ultimately to serve the search engines’ best interests. At first, search engines used what they could … Continue reading

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What is better: SEO or SMO?

You can spend engineering resources on fighting spam like Matt Cutts and team, or you could spend talent resources on writing and curtaining content like Jason Calacanis, Jimmy Wales, and passionate bloggers. Likewise, you can spend engineering resources to make … Continue reading

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Blockbuster + Circuit City May Mean More DRM

Today, Blockbuster Inc. announced its offer to acquire Circuit City. This is not good for consumers. Big box electronic retailers control the consumer electronics industry more that you might think. In the US (and maybe elsewhere), Circuit City and Best … Continue reading

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Do you want to be like Billy or like Trent?

We now have two great examples to point at in the music industry on adapting to change. On one end, we have Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, who ditches his label, does his own production, marketing and sales, and … Continue reading

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