Op-Ed in The Hill by FMC Deputy Director Casey Rae-Hunter.
The music industry has a long history of telling artists to “shut up and sing.” Which is why the internet has been so important in amplifying the voices of musicians of every conceivable background. It’s also why artists should be wary when powerful entertainment conglomerates push for polices that could undermine free expression, all the while claiming to speak for creators.
Congress is currently considering a pair of well-intentioned but deeply flawed pieces of legislation that threaten to fundamentally change how the internet works. Hollywood and the labels back these bills, which are rightfully being questioned by the broader arts community, from artists and managers to writers and performers. read more
An email discussion about Privacy with Edith Frost
Wednesday, January 19, 2000
And you thought rock chicks were helpless? Edith Frost has not only recorded
a number of marvelous CDs for Drag City, but she’s also been an internet
aficionado for years. She was the first person to challenge Kristin to
forget those web software programs and “learn the code” (HTML, that is)
and just recently showed Jenny her two computer system. As someone who’s
interested in Internet security and other music/tech musings, she’s been
nice enough to prep us all by providing us with the basics. Linux fans,
take note! read more