Welcome to Media Futures

Welcome to Media Futures, written by me, Paul Sweeting, and published by Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC.

I have been reporting on, analyzing, and writing about the intersection of media, technology and public policy since the days of the “Betamax” case (Sony v. Universal City Studios), which produced the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that formed much of the legal and conceptual bedrock upon which the corporate and industrial structures, financial arrangements and regulatory framework of the global information technology ecosystem now rest, albeit sometimes uneasily and unsteadily.

Though I make my living (such as it is) as a writer, and I am a co-founder of the RightsTech Project, which focuses on technology developments in the management and monetization of media rights, I try not to keep my personal ax-grinding to a minimum with respect to the various tensions, disputes, demands, finger-pointing and religious crusades that have frequently erupted within that ecosystem over the decades.

I do have some thoughts and observations about them, however, which I will be sharing here.

I hope you enjoy it.

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