Project Gramophone is a new project that aims to become a definitive source for early recordings that slipped into the public domain. The goals are similar to Project Gutenberg, but with audio instead of text. For now, the project features a mailing list open to anyone interested in contributing to the project.Comments Off on Project Gramophone
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This week’s featured content is the open-source film “Nothing So Strange.” While the whole film is protected by full copyright, individual clips can be downloaded for a nominal fee (a few cents in most cases), with the film’s footage available for reuse, remix, and commercial use in any other work provided attribution is given.
It’s an interesting experiment in both filmmaking and micropayments.1 Comment »