Tag Archives: copyright

Open Source Licenses For Musical Instruments

I, as they say, am not a lawyer. But I’ve formed some definite opinions (and no small amount of confusion) while researching grid sequencers. My fascination with electronic noisemakers has introduced me to the world of microcontrollers. These noisemakers (and all devices built around microcontrollers) blur the line between hardware and software (being a combination […]

Cultural Black Hole

The Financial Times has an article on the current state of American copyright, and while the article itself mostly focuses on the Google Books brouhaha, it has a great title: “A Copyright Black Hole Swallows Our Culture”. Once upon a time, three things held true. Copyrights were relatively short. You had to renew them (most […]