Soundexchange, Lobbying, and the Nature of Bureaucracy

Lynne Kiesling SoundExchange is a nonprofit that is meant to collect royalties on behalf of artists and recording labels. As such, its legal activities are strongly legislatively circumscribed; this Wired article cites SoundExchange’s legal activities according to the relevant legislation: “(A) the administration of the collection, distribution, and calculation of the royalties; “(B) the settlement … More Soundexchange, Lobbying, and the Nature of BureaucracyMore Soundexchange, Lobbying, and the Nature of Bureaucracy

Jacoby and Roberts on Ticket Scalping

Lynne Kiesling Jeff Jacoby has a nice column in yesterday’s Boston Globe on ticket scalping laws, and how they are being eliminated in some states but not others. He picks up on some of the same themes that Mike did in his recent post about how Major League Baseball has jumped on the StubHub bandwagon … More Jacoby and Roberts on Ticket ScalpingMore Jacoby and Roberts on Ticket Scalping

Biofuels Update

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday the New York Times had an interesting article on new uses for the by-products of biofuels production, particularly glycerol and lignin. Here’s the story of one entrepreneurial venture: In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, not far from the Coors brewery in Golden, Colo., PureVision Technology is making lignin. A natural compound … More Biofuels UpdateMore Biofuels Update