Monday, September 24, 2012

Advertising and copyright stories in Slate

First, Slate has this story about how anti-circumcision activists apparently hijacked the book reviews at Amazon for a book about AIDS policy writ large; Amazon refuses to act (and none of this would appear to run afoul of the FTC's endorsement guidelines, unlike some other forms of getting reviews from people who haven't read the book).

Second, Slate has a story about competing models for royalty payments for streaming sound recordings, and comes down firmly on the side of "a lower rate that allows new entrants to survive."

Worth a read!

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