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Glenn Otis Brown, March 6th, 2004

Just a quick note to say I just downloaded your MP3 from the harvard.edu
site. It’s good to know that my music was good enough to be included in
your report. I enjoy fact that other people can appreciate it and use it
freely in their own work.

Regards,

Laurie Laptop

My friend Benjamen Walker received this email the other day.

(Ben is the guy behind the award-winning and cult-fave Boston radio show Your Radio Nighlight and our own cartoons‘ sound design.)

Ben recently produced a short piece for Harvard’s Berkman Center‘s great AudioBerkman project called “The Gadget Factor.” The segment takes “a closer look a cool new class of high-tech toys — the portable MP3 player — to find out what effect these devices are having on the world of online music.”

The piece features interviews with media analysts and lawyers — including both EFF’s Fred Von Lohmann and the RIAA’s Cary Sherman. And like all Ben Walker radio pieces of late, it is built around loops of Creative Commons-licensed music.

For “Gadget,” Ben used CC’d tunes by Wayne Marshall, Norel Pref. and Laurie Laptop — who authored of the email above.

Another satisfying CC story.

Do you have a good one? Send it to us with “CC Story” in the subject box and we’ll let everyone know.

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