Tag Archives: Creative Commons

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 […]

Defective By Design

The Defective By Design folks probably don’t mean that title in an ironic way. But the whole idea behind their anti-DRM campaign is itself problematic. The site should be a general resource of information on Digital Rights Management and why it is in general a bad idea. There is some of this – they do […]

Sir Paul, Fireman

Paul McCartney proves why he was the best Beatle. Only partially joking, though he was always my favorite. *** This is starting to sound familiar – and it’s a good thing. Paul McCartney, in his Fireman guise (with collaborator Youth), has a new album, Electric Arguments. And he seems to have gotten over whatever it […]

Does Not

Do your ears a favor and go check out the new Brad Sucks album, “Out Of It“. Brad’s pulled everything together into a perfect storm of indie digi distribution. Creative Commons licensing. Preview the entire album for free. Pay-what-you-want pricing (for both digital download and physical CD). MP3 download while you wait for the delivery […]