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WRONG NOTES: a blog of ear reverence

Wrong Notes collects posts on music, art, culture and fun stuff. Also included: news about the Ear Reverends.

Free culture, creative commons, EFF’s $5/month, mediAgora, WebJay

This is mostly just links to good, recent, things out there:

Just out: Lawrence Lessig's new book, Free Culture (which is available for free download, licensed under Creative Commons license allowing derivative works) and, which now features, as a derrivative work, a free audio version read by volunteers. That's both free as in free markets and free as in free beer. (This is what I am listening to now.)

I am releasing my music here under Creative Commons license, and the recent CC Moving Image Contest produced great, short movies about why CC is so important.

Wired News recently featured an article, The Answer to Piracy: Five Bucks?, about the Electronic Frontier Foundation's proposal on how to fairly license online file sharing (i.e., rather than trying to prevent it, make it illegal, or sue people who do it). The EFF's proposal is A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing.

Kevin Marks is a really smart and nice guy whom I have had the pleasure to meet, and I really like his mediAgora: defining a new marketplace for media concept. He recently gave a nice example of how mediAgora could work in his Black, White, Grey and mediAgora post, which comments on the case of the Grey Album.

A few weeks ago, I was looking at my webserver logs here and found a reference to Lucas Gonze's weblog, which has lot's of great stuff and which I'm now reading regularly. One of the finds there is Lucas' project WebJay, which is a great site that allows people to share their mp3 music playlists. Very great!


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