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The DMCA is not an Alibi: The Googlization of Art and Artists | MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY


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Step 19: Now if you’re tired of this, or you don’t have any money left (and since we are billionaires) what we could do little artist is give you a share of the advertising revenue we are/could be selling on the pages with your artistic works. Approval over advertisers? Oh, no, we don’t do that. And of course we will do whatever we want to try to commercialize your name, likeness, song titles, genres, and the clothes that you wear. And that revenue share? We’ll decide what’s fair because we are Google and we do no evil.Now there’s no need for name calling, we certainly don’t think we’re philistine cretins with as much appreciation for art as a stuck pig. We’re Google and we do no evil.

We call this a shakedown where I come from. But this is the business model of the Google Nation. Take other people’s property and sell it back to them.

And that, my friends, is the new boss. If you hated the record companies, they were Mother Theresa compared to this crowd.

Like it or not, Google now has tremendous power.

With great power comes great responsibility.

Will Google make all the right choices? No. No one makes all the right choices.

This is why it's important to have checks and balances from others with power.

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