In what I think is becoming an annual tradition, I’m pleased to announce that we will be adding a new academic research presentation to the agenda at Copyright and Technology NYC 2017. Prof. Imke Reimers of Northeastern University in Boston will present a paper called “Can Private Copyright Protection Be Effective? Evidence from Book Publishing,” […]
My latest column in Forbes is an analysis of the U.S. recorded music revenue figures for 2015 that the RIAA released last week. Total revenues are $7 Billion – a figure that has remained almost exactly the same for six years now. This would suggest that $7 Billion is the amount that the American public […]
My latest column in Forbes takes the Apple’s decision to add ad-blocking primitives to iOS 9 as an occasion to look at the fast-growing phenomenon blocking ads in web browsers, and specifically to compare it to online copyright infringement. Both developments lead to revenue losses for content publishers. Both are occasioned by technological tools that […]
So, did going DRM-free help or hinder sales of music downloads? Here’s what the actual numbers show.
Some hints about libraries’ actual value to publishers in driving e-book sales.
The new booklet Copyright in the Digital Era should be required reading for everyone involved in copyright policy.
A set of voluntary best practices for removing ads from websites that offer infringing content. How effective will it be?