The FCC held a broadband workshop Thursday (Sept 17) on protecting online content, making it a round two dozen workshops to date. John Horrigan, consumer research director for the national broadband plan, said the underlying goal was to figure out what drives adoption, specifically what users want, saying content from entertainment industries plays a big part. FMC’s Michael Bracy and new music composer Alex Shapiro participated in the event.
My name is Alex Shapiro, and I?m a composer. My use of the internet has significantly shaped the evolution of my career, and has allowed me to reach audiences around the world, obtain commissions, and sell recordings and scores ? all from a fairly isolated outpost on a bridge-less island in Washington State.