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The press is abuzz with reports of Google’s recently revealed extortionate tactics against indie labels and artists. Rumors are that those who don’t accept YouTube’s take-it-or-leave-it licensing deal for its new streaming service will be barred from offering their own channels on YouTube and prevented from using tools like Content ID to identify their music when it is posted by others without authorization. This means not only that authorized versions of such indie artists’ work will vanish from YouTube, but that infringing copies, against which Google will still sell advertising, will stay up.
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Thanks for the kind words.
I have had that problem in the past with people being unable to reblog my posts. I don’t know what to say. Anyone else have that problem with reblogs?
Thanks for going the extra step and helping to spread the word. - Douglas
Had the reblog block problem, but it cleared itself up.
Here are the numbers:
Number of counties by state in the 100 poorest counties, by median income: Kentucky, 29; Mississippi, 13; Texas, 10; Alabama, 7; Arkansas, 7; South Dakota, 6; West Virginia, 6; Louisiana, 5; Georgia, 3; Missouri, 3; Oklahoma, 3; Tennessee, 2; Colorado, 1; Hawai’i, 1; North Dakota, 1; New Mexico, 1; South Carolina, 1; Virginia, 1.
It figures current Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are from Kentucky. The GOP is all about spreading their misery.
Would you give credence or take advice from the State who has done the worst?