Today's title is inspired by an article by Jon of Camden-Live.com, in which he compares the treatment of certain copyright owners to a highly efficient, and environmentally ruthless method of exploiting Earth's buried treasures... treasures that are covered with streams and trees and habitat.
For authors, the most obvious defence against predators of the literary world is to read publishing contracts carefully, and perhaps turn away from an obviously bad contract.
It is interesting reading.
Graeme Murray of Marks & Clerk also presents very good IP advice for writers and creators of popular characters and worlds, whether comic book or magical beings that movie makers and theme parks might eventually want to exploit.
And so to music and the streaming thereof, and the alleged ripping off of musicians in our time.
"Now... in the age of streaming music, the connection between making music and making a living is profoundly broken."
For the article and documentary, go here.
All the best,Rowena Cherry