A Modern Day Paul Revere: T-Bone Burnett Gives Keynote at SWSW

Record Producer, Musician, Songwriter, T-Bone Burnett sounds a clarion call in his keynote speech at SWSW Music conference this year.

This is a moving truth telling that is deeply informing and dot connecting for those new to the broad reach media takes these days and what they do with your information. Like President Eisenhower warning of the Military Industrial Complex, Burnett warns that the over reach of Google and Facebook could be humanities demise. The owners of these companies feel they can act with impunity and greed as they sculpt future realities while most are still unaware. He covers all the bases of how the big media companies such as Facebook and Google have over reached their legal boundaries and what that means to us as humanity and what can be done to stop it.

He suggests that the Safe Harbor Provision in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act be retracted and that these companies be “brought under the law.” The Safe Harbor Provision allows for media companies to have a “safe harbor” from lawsuits potentially brought because they allow copyrighted material on their platforms.


— FROM Wikipedia

The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA) is United States federal law that creates a conditional safe harbor for online service providers (OSP) (a group which includes internet service providers (ISP)) and other Internet intermediaries by shielding them for their own acts of direct copyright infringement (when they make unauthorized copies) as well as shielding them from potential secondary liability for the infringing acts of others.

OCILLA was passed as a part of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and is sometimes referred to as the “Safe Harbor” provision or as “DMCA 512” because it added Section 512 to Title 17 of the United States Code. By exempting Internet intermediaries from copyright infringement liability provided they follow certain rules.

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