Yesterday, I spoke at the Media Archeology Film Festival in Houston, Texas. The festival was put on by the Aurora Picture Show Microcinema and showcased the collections of several 16mm film collectors, including Rick Prelinger who makes many of his public domain films available online.Comments Off on Media Archeology
“DVD Pirates Devastating Industry” by Bruce KirklandComments Off on Daily Miner & News (Kenora, Ontario)
“New Copyright Plan Launced Here” by Simon GroseComments Off on Canberra Times (Australia)
Here’s an interesting use of music in the public domain. 9 beet stretch is the act of using digital tools to slow down Beethoven’s 9th symphony to the point where the piece takes 24 hours to complete. Next week, a 9 beet stretch will be taking place in San Francisco, at 964 Natoma, from Friday April 23rd to Saturday April 24.Comments Off on 9 beet stretch
Cool: David Bowie has just launched a new mashup contest. There’s a new ad campaign for Audi cars that features two of Bowie’s songs mashed up. They’ve decided to throw a mashup contest to capitalize on this, awarding a new car to the best song that uses samples from his new album and any older Bowie song. Voting on entries starts this weekend and the contest ends next month so get your turntables cranking.Comments Off on Mainstream mashups!
From Magnatune musician Brad Sucks, comes his new music industry blog Sellout Central, which he is co-authoring. They’re exploring a variety of legal and artist issues in the industry and their first slew of posts gives any musician plenty to chew on. We’ll be watching this new blog closely.Comments Off on New blog: Sellout Central
500,000 pictures taken between 1880 and 1990 are now in a searchable Dutch National Archive Image Bank. If you speak enough Dutch to navigate the site, there’s quite a lot of history here. It looks like current Dutch copyright laws are similar to the US, lasting until a creator’s death + 70 years, so it’s tough to tell how much of the archive is free for reuse. Still, it’s cool to see another country take their archives online for everyone to see. [thanks prolific]Comments Off on Dutch National Archives
Wired News has a great story about a Seattle film festival that uses public domain clips from the Prelinger Archives. Participants need only have a computer with video editing software and $20 for the entry fee. The entry deadline is June 15th and the festival is August 1st at the Seattle Art Museum.Comments Off on Stockstock film festival