- Soundcloud is saved! By selling itself off to private equity firms. Also, SoundCloud has asked ArchiveTeam to stop archiving. Though their page doesn’t reflect that. And frankly, even if ArchiveTeam has to officially desist, individual archivists should tell them to fuck off — cultural preservation is more important than copyright.
- Of course, I take the credit for ASCAP and BMI finally doing the obvious and starting to reconcile their data. Though note this came after proposals for a statutory database.
- The Daily Mail finally gets sued for pirating viral videos.
The book has sold 400-odd copies so far, which is pretty awesome for word of mouth. I’m now trying to write a press release and wishing I’d done so well before this.
Still, now is the second-best time. Available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes and assorted small-time stores; the world of ebooks is Amazon and a smattering of everyone else, but I urge people to go to Smashwords and get it there ‘cos I get paid more; list of stores on the sidebar of the book site. Print version is trundling through the CreateSpace process and will probably be done before the end of time.