allaboutgeorge + creativecommons   22

More synthetic bamboo! The greatest preset sounds in pop music | Music | The Guardian
“Whether a pop classic or a royalty-free instrumental from YouTube, collage, rewriting, quotations, sometimes thieving a melody – all that is at the heart of a thousand songs that I love. Debate about the purity of creation is void; we live in a society that spits and digests, and pop music is an impure space. That’s precisely why I love it.”
music  culture  software  creativity  creativecommons  pop  popmusic 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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
Musopen Wants to Give Classical Music to the Public Domain | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Museopen is looking to solve a difficult problem: while symphonies written by Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky are in the public domain, many modern arrangements and sound recordings of those works are copyrighted. That means that even after purchasing a CD or collection of MP3s of this music, you may not be able to freely exercise all the rights you'd associate with works in the public domain, like sharing the music using a peer-to-peer network or using the music in a film project.
classical  classicalmusic  music  opensource  creativecommons 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tribune Interactive Creates Photo Galleries Using Creative Commons Images from Flickr - Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits
"For me, it was just a way of giving back a little," Wright said. "I've been online for years and seen lots of free media that really spoke to me, entertained me and in a few rare cases even moved me. So when I found out about Flickr I felt like to go Creative Commons was a way to pay it forward to the online community so that others could see my work and do what they would with it. Honestly, if I never sold a single work I'd still do it because I love it."
photography  journalism  newspapers  technology  online  media  creativecommons  creativity  flickr  chicago 
july 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
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
The Future of the Music Business | A Whole Lotta Nothing
"[I] you’re an indie rocker in 2007 worried about what the future might bring, don’t listen to what the labels are saying, think more about the 2nd chair clarinet in the Berlin orchestra."
business  classical  creativecommons  music  writing  mp3  creativity 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - Sherman Alexie
"When you know music well enough — and I know it just well enough to hear the stuff inside the music — it's almost always the mistakes that are more interesting, the deviations, the errors, the recovery, the experiment inside the song."
writing  music  aesthetics  identity  race  humor  comedy  creativity  sex  books  novels  fiction  story  creativecommons 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Gilberto Gil Hears the Future, Some Rights Reserved
“I no longer see music as a field to be exploited. I see it now as an alternative area of action, part of a broad repertory of possibilities that I have."
music  pop  law  creativity  creativecommons  songwriting  beauty 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Internet Archive: Details: Professor Lawrence "RW" Lessig's "The Withering of the Net"
June 2006 talk, mentioned today on Interesting People mailing list: "In the spirit of the RW Internet, we taped his performance and then mashed that up with his presentation materials."
media  internet  creativecommons  social  republicans 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Minister of counterculture
"The Brazilian government is definitely pro-law," he grins. "But if law doesn't fit reality anymore, law has to be changed. That's not a new thing. That's civilisation as usual."
brazil  technology  law  creativecommons  creativity  culture 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Creative Commons Benefit Webcast, 21st September, 2004, 8 PM EST
I'm kicking myself for not being able to watch this live, but there's no reason for you to miss it.
brazil  creativecommons  music  rock  webcast 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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