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The result will be an avalanche of data, a terabyte a night, the agency said.
The internet legend wants to solve the tension between the right to privacy and government’s need to know with greater transparency. In fact, he thinks that there is no real conflict between the two. Privacy, he says, is not really the issue: it is lost anyway. “Everything you do leaves a digital slime trail.” The problem is, Mr Barlow argues, that many of those in government, and other organisations, “know more about yourself than you do”—putting them in a position of power. The loss of privacy would be acceptable if there were also a loss of secrecy: “I want to know what they know about me and why.”
In July, an international tribunal in The Hague ruled in a landmark case in favour of the Philippines, which rejected the Chinese claim to almost the entire South China Sea. China called the ruling ill-founded and non-binding.
Americans today have an enormous variety of content available to them at any time of day, and this material is available in a number of formats and through a range of digitally connected devices. Yet even as the number of ways people spend their time has expanded, a Pew Research Center survey finds that the share of Americans who have read a book in the last 12 months (73%) has remained largely unchanged since 2012. And when people reach for a book, it is much more likely to be a traditional print book than a digital product. Fully 65% of Americans have read a print book in the last year, more than double the share that has read an e-book (28%) and more than four times the share that has consumed book content via audio book (14%).
As Billboard notes, “An accurate map of royalty pathways would be a tangled mess.” It’s not easy to get paid. Some royalties are set by the government, some are negotiated, some are paid through groups. For example, I license my music through TuneCore, which strikes deals with a series of digital music outlets, like iTunes and Spotify, each of which offers different terms of payment. Spotify pays artists, on average, $0.007 cents per stream.
Earlier this month, the music industry experienced this damage firsthand from an unsuspecting source, when photographer Dana Lixenberg sued Spotify and All Media Network for copyright infringement. According to the court filing and to sources familiar with the case, an unknown user made Lixenberg’s photo of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. available to All Media Network’s metadata provider, Rovi, who then provided the photo to Spotify for use on Notorious B.I.G.’s artist page. “Not content to solely rip off the musicians on whose backs Spotify has built an 8 billion dollar company, Spotify has expanded its efforts to also include ripping off photographers,” states the complaint.
BERLIN — It has been a difficult year for many Western democracies — and China is rubbing it in. As Donald J. Trump rose in the Republican primaries, the state-run Xinhua news agency gleefully described the United States presidential election as “an entertaining drama that illustrates the malfunction of the self-claimed world standard of democracy.” Another Xinhua article exploited the leak of Democratic Party emails to reassert that “money politics has become an incurable disease of the American electoral system.”
The former tsar’s first major appearance in local media since stepping down comes in a markedly less vocal capacity compared to his previous work: endorsing and defending measures introduced by the administration of President Xi Jinping to tighten controls on online discourse and further wall off mainland China’s internet from the rest of the world under a banner of “internet sovereignty”.
For the past hundred years, the music industry has created “a litany of intermediaries” between musicians and their fans, some of which have helped strengthen the relationship while others have only been barriers.
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Streaming music services collectively crossed the 100 million-mark this month, with Spotify, Sirius XM Radio, and Apple Music driving more than 85% of the total. Just recently, Spotify executive Troy Carter revealed that Spotify had crossed 39 million paying subscribers, a figure that more than doubles Apple Music’s estimated 17 million.
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