The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article focusing on independent labels and musicians. While recording industry album sales were down 11% overall in 2002, some independent outfits saw sales increases of 50 to 100 percent, all while eschewing mainstream radio play.Comments Off on What independent music slump?
Bikram Choudhury, “creator” of a popular type of yoga, is now
claiming a copyright in the style and demanding royalties.
No word yet whether the estates of the authors of the Upanishads — or for that matter, the entire subcontinent — will counter-sue.Comments Off on Downward Facing Blog
We have made several recent musical additions to the Creative Commons Featured Works registry, and noticed more musicians online using the licenses. Here’s a random sampling of licensed music that has caught our eyes (and ears): Christine McCarthy, Horton’s Choice, Joshua Ellis, The Phoenix Trap, Clyde Federal, brokensoundcard, The Walkingbirds’ recent songs, and some war protest songs.Comments Off on Lots of music
Check out Tantek’s reasoning for the move.Comments Off on CSS Examples and Commentary
Dave Winer, author of popular blogging software systems and various technical specifications, is currently a Berkman fellow at the Harvard Law School. He has spearheaded a project to bring weblogs to everyone on campus, and has chosen to include Creative Commons licenses in the default templates.Comments Off on Harvard Blogs and Creative Commons
New Global Vision is an interesting video project out of Italy. They are aiming to archive videos from around the world to ease the burden of bandwidth on any single download source. They’ve assembled a database of 130 videos so far — all under the Attribution, Noncommerical, Share Alike Creative Commons licenses.
New Global Vision is also powered by free software technology.Comments Off on New Global Vision
“Why copyright need not be an issue” by Richard PoynderComments Off on Financial Times