How will new EU copyright regulations impact US musicians, bloggers, and others?

The European Union, a work of art itself in many ways, is addressing what media refer to as “copyright reform.” The consensus on doing this seems to be that the digital age requires such reforms and artists aren’t getting what they deserve for their content. Advocates include Paul McCartney, although it’s hard to accept he hasn’t gotten gobs of money without copyright reform. Web titans like Google and Facebook will be impacted, and so will anyone in the US working on music, blogging, news writing, and in other genres. Why?

Indie blogging faces new challenges in social media wars

Unless you are completely off the grid, chances are you’re aware of the controversy Facebook is dealing with over user data. Facebook isn’t alone—different social media and news entities face challenges domestically and globally. Amid the uproar, there’s something to consider if you’re an indie blogger. 

With YouTube tragedy in the news, are your eyes wide open on social media?

Social media—YouTube, specifically—is back in the news for tragic reasons. Billions of people use sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. If you’re a self-employed artist, these sites are probably critical to your messaging. Regardless of your purpose in spending time on these sites, you might ask yourself a question. Are your eyes wide open? 

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