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belgium copyright law media

"De Morgen" ripping pics off Flickr

This is sad isn’t it. Turns out a major Belgian newspaper called De Morgen ripped some guys pictures about the Burning Man festival off his Flickr foto gallery without paying, or even contacting him. This kind of stuff is extra sad because a newspaper should damn well be aware of things like copyright violations and […]

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copyleft copyright creativecommons internet

i'm being copied

By pure chance I came across this site sproutworks.com that seems to be containing a copy of my blog (actually, I was doing an ego search on Google, but I’d rather not mention that). In fact it copies all blogger.com blogs in a so called Blogger Aggregator by fetching the atom.xml, and storing it in […]

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copyright law music

sampling is bad mkay

Something scary I read on Wired today : A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work � even minor, unrecognisable snippets of music. Though the article focuses mainly on rap artists, who are making big bucks using unknown samples from older funk (or whatever) […]

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copyright dnb geek music rant

clownstep and John B on file sharing

I ran into this John B interview by accident while checking what kind of fun stuff could be found on Google when looking up the word “Clownstep”. Now since the guy made some really sweet tracks in the past, and he has a new album out, I thought I’d make the effort and find out […]

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copyright internet law software

land of the free, home of the…

This is amazing, picked it up from slashdot The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by everybody’s favorite senator, Orrin Hatch, is moving to outlaw P2P entirely by making it illegal to produce such applications. The plan is to make p2p apps illegal in The States because they “indice” copyright violation. It’s like WTF!? What kind of […]