Piracy/copying isn’t the real problem; the problem is that people don’t want to pay for most of what newspapers want to sell.

Rebecca Tushnet on Newspapers: via 43(b)log.

RCA Victor created the lateral cut disc for music; decided jazz was not music. Little company sued for the right to make lateral cut discs. Learned Hand said plaintiff deserved a license; result: first two albums were Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong.

Jim Griffin

Advertisements