Category Economics

The Loweryquake

It’s time to admit that the perceived value of music has dropped to nearly zero.

UltraViolet Gets Two Lifelines

UltraViolet lands Amazon.com as a digital video retailer for at least one movie studio’s content; also, a way to make your DVD and Blu-ray movies cloud-accessible.

ReDigi Gets RIAA Nastygram

A music startup operating in a legal gray area gets a predictable wrist-slap from the major labels.

Irdeto Acquires BD+ Technology from Rovi

Hollywood looks to Irdeto to fix Blu-ray security.

Don’t Know Much about E-co-no-my

…but economists seem to have keener insight into the future of content in the digital age than often credited. Like Eduardo Porter of the New York Times, for example.

The National Academies’ Workshop on Copyright in the Digital Age

Seeking input on research topics, the National Academies uncover some contentious issues.

My Remarks at the National Academies

Text of the remarks I made at the National Academies workshop on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era, Friday, October 15 in Washington, DC.