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Friday, July 13, 2012

Aliens Have Landed, Hoping To License All Of Humanity's Music



What do aliens, Rick Astley, the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and copyright law have in common? Find out in this witty commentary on the current state of music licensing as written by Listen.com (creator of Rhapsody) founder Rob Reid and narrated by the incomparable John Hodgman (the "PC guy"). Then check out Rob's poignant TED presentation on the oft debated numbers behind "copyright math" and his analysis of the "$8 Billion iPod".

All can be enjoyed courtesy of NPR at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/07/05/156311483/aliens-have-landed-hoping-to-license-all-of-humanitys-music?ft=1&f=102

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