Check out this article (PDF) from the June 13, 1897 edition of the New York Times. No typo, yo, that’s almost 112 year ago. “Canadian pirates” is what the music dealers call publishing houses across the line who are flooding this country, they say, with spurious editions of the latest copyrighted popular songs. They use … Continue reading Music Pirates in Canada (1897)
The history of piracy in the content industry – “Every important sector of big media today – film, music, radio, and cable TV – was born of a kind of piracy.” By Lawrence Lessig.