How Much Copyright Infringement Can You Cram Into a Single Tweet?

If you run a user-generated content site, takedown notices from copyright holders are a fact of life. That even goes for Twitter, where messages are limited to 140 characters of text. The site received on the order of 300 takedown notices in the last month.

Warner Music: That “Music Tax for Colleges” Proposal Isn’t Ours (Sort Of). But It Should Be

Music industry critics rightly castigate the music business for trying too hard, for too long, to hang on to the doomed CD business. Then they howl when music companies try to make money by selling music in other formats. But strip away incendiary terms like “music tax,” and the trial balloon that Warner Music Group is floating makes sense.

Kara Visits "The Future of the Internet" Book Party!

This past Saturday night, BoomTown attended the tony San Francisco book party for Jonathan Zittrain’s new book, “The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It.” It was hosted by megablogger Arianna Huffington and Melanie Ellison, an old friend of Zittrain’s from high school, as it turned out. And BoomTown took our Flip video camera, of course!
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Kara Visits Techdirt's Mike Masnick

I recently had a nice visit with one of my favorite tech analysts and bloggers: Mike Masnick of Techdirt. While Masnick’s company consults with companies on a range of tech-related issues, which it discloses, it manages to use its site to do hard-hitting and pungent analysis of many top issues–often taking aim at the practices […]