Month: October 2006

links for 2006-10-30

Boing Boing: By eating this food, you agree to the following:"Seems like no one wants to "sell" you anything anymore -- everything comes with a lame-ass "agreement" that you don't get to negotiate."(tags: free-culture ip-maximalism notes-towards-free-culture)Boing Boing: Proposal for a Free Culture Scouting patch"Mel Horan mock-up of a 'Free Culture' activity patch to be offered…
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Gah!

The latest Debian updates to sid have fucked up my iBook. I can have it boot and not use the network, or not boot and presumably use the network. Which is a bit Schrodinger.This has driven home how good Debian was precisely up to this moment. ;-)Update: It tries to make the ramdisk but the…
Posted in Personal

I Recall A Time But It’s Long Gone

First and Last and Always, Floodland and Vision Thing by The Sisters of Mercy have been reissued on Rhino Records. The albums all have additional tracks (b-sides, cover versions, and demos), new liner notes, and new typos on the covers. You can, and should, buy them from any online record store.The stand out addition is…
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links for 2006-10-29

Fair Use News » Blog Archive » Collage of photograph affirmed as fair use"The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that artist Jeff Koons' incorporation of a photograph into a collage painting was fair use."(tags: free-culture jeff-koons fair-use)多摩美術大学美術館A show in Japan with new work by Harold Cohen and AARON. Via Kazushi Mukaiyama.(tags: harold-cohen aaron generative…
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links for 2006-10-27

The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Future of Copyright: Roundtable 3 - Law, regulation and the future"How could we operate if there wasn't copyright? What's the bare minimum we might exist with?"(tags: free-culture copyright org)
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Future of Copyright: Roundtable 3 – Law, regulation and the future

This looks like it was an excellent debate.The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Future of Copyright: Roundtable 3 - Law, regulation and the future Can copyright protect art from becoming a business activity. What I don't mean is can certain individual artists use copyright to protect their works against business, but can copyright…
Posted in Aesthetics, Free Culture

ElectroNonny

"The Owls Map" by Belbury Poly is very good. It's the synth music you almost remember from your 1970s schooldays (even if you didn't have them) but with undercurrents of The Wicker Man. Tangerine Dream, Jarre, Kraftwerk, they're not English but they are from the same logical universe as Tomorrow's World and complement the incidental music-style warmth and whimsy…
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links for 2006-10-25

The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Future of Copyright: Roundtable 1 - Artists and copyright"Last week I went to a series of sessions run by Birkbeck, the AHRC New Directions in Copyright Network, and the Public Programmes Department of the Tate Modern, entitled Roundtable Discussions on the Future of Copyright and the Regulation…
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Lessig’s Sandbox

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/6118This sharing economy is not meant to displace the commercial economy. Its purpose is not to force Madonna to sing for free.Free Software is not meant to displace the commercial economy, which has benefited greatly from it. But this is not about displacing or working with commerce, it is about Freedom.The next challenge is to…
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More New Permission Culture

http://icommons.org/2006/10/16/dinner-with-magnatunes-john-buckman/In my perspective, Creative Commons is not about non-commercial use, but about open culture. I am trying to make Magnatune a good example of how the commons does not exclude commercial use. There needs to be incentives for artists and great people to share, and to use Creative Commons. It seems that CC is now…
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