The Black IPs rock out at CIPA, aliens ask for copyright rights to the Earth's music, and some eyebrow issues
Music licensing for aliens
Utynam has always thought himself a worldly fellow. He has spent many
an evening sipping fine French wines, savouring Peking duck and
watching Japanese kabuki on his Korean flat-screen television. He is
also proud of the fact that he has received patents on six continents
(the Antarctica Patent Office has an immense backlog). However, he is
beginning to realise how limited his horizons have been.
Rob Reid, the founder of licensed-music service Listen.com, has written a book (Year Zero)
in which beleaguered lawyer Nick Carter takes on two new clients, space
aliens named Carly and Frampton, who are looking for a very simple
thing: "A license to all of humanity's music, one that...
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