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Silent Party #1 | Pitchfork
You may have one or several of these stories yourself: Moments when you realized that an active approach toward listening could be more than recombining track orders, and that research could be as rewarding as the listening process itself. Like any other form of media, we should look at music not so much as a "thing" but as "a way of doing something." Music is a process: An active, never-ceasing dialogue between creators and listeners with infinite outcomes.
music  copyright  creativity  law  media  songwriting  listening  hiphop 
4 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Daytona crash video tests fair use, copyright for fans and journalists | Poynter.
Here is the kicker when it comes to the NASCAR/YouTube example: The U.S. Copyright Office says, “Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.”
copyright  media  journalism  youtube  google  search  sports 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The Indiepocalypse -
Artists of all kinds want to focus on making art, but not if it means giving up a large financial stake in their work, exclusive rights to their work, or a loss of creative control.
indie  music  future  art  creativity  money  copyright  culture  media 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology |
Those who say that they can control copies are wrong, and they will not profit by their strategy. They should be entitled to ruin their own lives, businesses and careers, but not if they're going to take down the rest of society in the process.
copyright  internet  law  music  art  creativity  creativecommons  online  business 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
On the Media: Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuits prompt fair use debate ...
"Fair use" on the Internet would seem to be a use that probes and ponders the original, possibly repackaging or rewriting it, without subsuming it. A fair use calls attention to an interesting story or news flash, perhaps elaborates on it or disputes it, but doesn't replace it.

Two Web journalists who Twittered me on Tuesday independently offered the same rule of thumb —- don't republish more than three paragraphs. Always name your source. Always link to the original.

Reporters and editors get understandably peeved when they see paragraph after paragraph of their work reprinted by competitors — regurgitation so extensive that there's no reason for the reader to seek out the original, even when a link is provided.
copyright  journalism  media  newspaper  blogging  community  reputation  lasvegas  nevada  law  fairuse 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tech Secrets: 21 Things 'They' Don’t Want You to Know - PCWorld
Don't despair. For every dirty little secret revealed herein, we describe a fix or a way to work around it (if any exists). You don't have to be a victim, if you know what to do.

Just remember: You've been warned.
business  privacy  security  technology  government  internet  mobile  copyright 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
UPDATED: All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Though more than 100,000 app developers have clicked "I agree," public copies of the agreement are scarce, perhaps thanks to the prohibition on making any "public statements regarding this Agreement, its terms and conditions, or the relationship of the parties without Apple's express prior written approval." But when we saw the NASA App for iPhone, we used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to ask NASA for a copy, so that the general public could see what rules controlled the technology they could use with their phones. NASA responded with the Rev. 3-17-09 version of the agreement.
ipod  iphone  apple  software  business  mobile  copyright  law  development  eff 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Is There Really A 'Piracy' Problem For Newspapers? | Techdirt
Like music "piracy" the issue isn't "parasites" or aggregators "free-riding." The problem is the originating sites not adding enough value to make it worthwhile to visit them, rather than using one of these other (still tiny) sites. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if you're a publisher, and someone paraphrasing your content is enough to keep people away from your site, you're not doing a very good job adding enough value on your site to get folks to visit.
newspapers  news  blogging  copyright  creativity  attention  web  media  journalism 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
U2 manager: 'Ultimately free is the enemy of good' | Digital Media - CNET News
One of the reasons we have a worldwide audience is that we were able, we usually have, the biggest touring attraction, but that's not true for everyone. It's important to remember that the traditional worldwide star-making functions of the big record companies. There's nothing on the horizon to replace that.

That was what I was always interested in personally as a businessman and manager. We as a band, U2, were excited about the idea of being big all over the world. We freely admit that. I don't know how people will do that in the future. I think the universality of pop music that we've become used to in the last few decades that's in danger. There is, of course, local repertoires, music in every part of the world. I'm not a mad imperialist.

I'm not trying to get everyone to listen to the same kind of music, but the Beatles caught the imagination of nearly everyone in the world. So did Elvis. There have been a few other examples, like U2. I'd hate to see that stop happening.
music  business  copyright  u2  corporations  rock  songwriting  attention 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Creates New License for White House Photos | Epicenter
The change marks a first for Flickr, which to date has not had a license for government works, other than a “No Known Copyright Restriction” license that is used on photos from its Commons project, which includes photos from some of the world’s greatest museums and libraries. Those photos include ones from the Library of Congress, for instance, that never were copyright since they were made or paid for by the federal government
photography  government  flickr  creativity  copyright  law  yahoo  president 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Creative Commons on Flickr: Users Prefer Restrictive Licenses - ReadWriteWeb
Flickr now holds the world's largest repository of Creative Commons-licensed images, but according to a new study, most Flickr users opt to license their images under the most restrictive CC license. Also, only a relatively small number of users (24%) allow commercial use of their images, and only about 12% of users choose the BY license, which allows for free sharing and remixing, as long as the author is attributed.
creativecommons  creativity  photography  flickr  copyright  law 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Famed Indian film director keeps a foot in Silicon Valley - San Jose Mercury News
The answer lies in incredible maneuverability. It lies in being able to shift, change, create new things all the time. But what happens is, when you build a corporate structure, you've built a battleship, and a battleship can't move that fast. I can see a point where, in five years' time, corporate lawyers are technologists. Their job is to make sure you are protected for the first 24 hours — beyond which you are building a brand — not for 70 years, not for 100 years.
copyright  creativity  creativecommons  movies  cinema  film  india  technology  intervews  marketing 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ars Technica: New guide lays out fair use best practices for online video
"The bargain is this: we as a society give limited property rights to creators, to reward them for producing culture; at the same time, we give other creators the chance to use that same copyrighted material without permission or payment, in some circumst
copyright  internet  media  online  video  creativecommons  creativity  law 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Recut, Reframe, Recycle -- Publications -- Center for Social Media at American University
"The study points to a wide variety of practices—satire, parody, negative and positive commentary, discussion-triggers, illustration, diaries, archiving and of course, pastiche or collage (remixes and mashups)—all of which could be legal [...]"
usa  social  publishing  politics  podcasting  online  law  culture  copyright  blogs  audio  art  creativity  aesthetics 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Annals of Communications: The Search Party: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"[W]e’re going to make all the mistakes computer scientists running a company would make. But one of the mistakes we’re not going to make is the mistake that non-scientists make. We’re going to make mistakes based on facts and data and analysis."
business  culture  google  history  internet  law  marketing  newyorker  politics  privacy  story  toread  washington  copyright 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Loose Record :: So You Know What You're Missing ::
I don't remember authorizing the use of my Sharon Jones photo, but they would've had to ask given that it's not CC-licensed.
photography  creativecommons  copyright 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Prince Points the Way to a Brighter Future for Music
"As with blogging and so many other things digital, music distribution could become a competition to see who posts things first. In a sense, music distribution would no longer be about space -- it would be about time."
business  concerts  copyright  culture  economics  music  news  politics  theory  creativity  www  media  newspapers  marketing  blogs  blog  weblogs  weblogging  web 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
“Poor Man’s Copyright” – Why the Envelope Method Doesn’t Work
I guess I should save them for my budgeting. I mean, calculations. Or battlefield speeches. :-)
law  copyright  blog  songwriting  creativity  justice 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: History, Digitized (and Abridged)
"There's an illusion being created that all the world's knowledge is on the Web, but we haven't begun to glimpse what is out there in local archives and libraries,"
history  books  research  jobs  work  academia  copyright  public  sustainable  reading 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Hip-Hop Outlaw (Industry Version)
Jeff Chang: “The whole industry shifted to massive economies of scale, and mixtapes are a natural outgrowth and response to that.”
hiphop  radio  marketing  corporations  copyright  creativity  business  atlanta  georgia  music 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters: Walking Away From It All: The New Great American Fantasy
"So how could McGruder give up the strip, and voluntarily relinquish some of the spotlight we’re all supposed to want? Didn’t he get the memo? Well, maybe he did. But maybe it was the same memo Dave Chappelle got."
aesthetics  identity  television  humor  comedy  fiction  newspapers  sustainable  creativity  work  jobs  copyright 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Wired 13.02: Why Wilco is the Future of Music
"We are just troubadours. The audience is our collaborator. We should be encouraging their collaboration, not treating them like thieves."
music  songwriting  social  wilco  copyright 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Sharp Tools: Eyes on the Copyright Fight
Cobb pointed this out; I think it's a useful, cool-headed assessment of the Downhill Battle/"Eyes on the Prize" matter
copyright  black 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Fluffy Battle Kitten likes what Elvis Costello put below the seal on his latest album
"This artist does not endorse the following warning. The FBI doesn't have his home phone number, and he hopes that they don't have yours."
copyright  crime  filesharing  music 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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