Economics Legal

Ticketmaster Customers: Check Your Spam Folder

Jump Links Back Story How Much Does Ticketmaster Charge In Fees? What About The Competition? What Do Competing Ticket Companies Charge? How Should Fees Be Structured? Text of Settlement Email From the “you may have missed this in real time” department: If you are an online Ticketmaster customer, you may be eligible for a $1.50 […]

Tech & society

Mixing Media: Social Movements and Popular Culture

“When pop music meets politics, the results are often thrilling, sometimes life-changing and never simple,” writes Dorian Lynskey, a music writer for the Guardian. His book, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, tracks “33 songs that span seven decades and four continents.” Lynskey begins with Billy Holiday (Strange Fruit, 1939) and ends […]

Convergence Legal Media Personal Technology

RIAA: You Don’t Really Own That CD

Gack. The WaPo reports that the RIAA contends it is a copyright violation when we copy a CD to our computers to play there or to play on our MP3 players: In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music recordings on […]