My New Book: “Starving the Artist” Is Now Available

My New Book: “Starving the Artist” Is Now Available

If you’ve been following my updates here or on Twitter, you are likely aware that over the last nine months or so I’ve been working on a new, nonfiction book, discussing the value of creative works.  The book, Starving the Artist, focuses on how in today’s Internet age where information can be transferred for a negligible amount of money (basically for free), the underlying creation that makes up the music, movies, books, art and other types of media that we enjoy, is being viewed as something that should be free…

Read Chapter One of ‘Starving the Artist’

Read Chapter One of ‘Starving the Artist’

As Starving the Artist undergoes its final edits and is sent out to those who are receiving advance copies, I’m now able to share the first chapter of the book here online. The official launch date will be announced soon, but in the meantime you can keep up with news about the book and other copyright / creator rights news at the book’s new official Facebook fan page. Starving the Artist: Chapter One

People Are Probably Going to Steal Your Stuff Online

People Are Probably Going to Steal Your Stuff Online

If you’re a creator (artist, musician, author, etc.), publisher, copyright holder or anyone else who deals in intellectual property, there’s one basic rule about the Internet that you should pay attention to: People Are Probably Going to Steal Your Stuff Online. It’s been over a decade since Napster first launched, and although there have been steps forward in policing of intellectual property, new distribution deals and other major changes to the Internet, the fact remains that people steal a lot of stuff online.  Some may argue that sharing files or…

DoJ Creates New Intellectual Property Task Force (Great News)

DoJ Creates New Intellectual Property Task Force (Great News)

If you’ve ever gotten into a conversation with me regarding politics, you probably know that I’m quite cautious when it comes to trusting the government to really work in the best interest of the people it represents.  Today, however, I am happy to say that I’m quite impressed with the current administration’s approach to copyright and intellectual property protection. This is because, on February 12, 2010, the Department of Justice announced a “New Intellectual Property Task Force as Part of Broad IP Enforcement Initiative.” (Read the press release) As a…