"And now you're gonna have to get . . . used to it."

One more from today’s cosmic copyright coincidence file: “Some of These Bootleggers, They Make Pretty Good Stuff” — a Salon piece on Bob Dylan and “the hidden industry he (unwittingly) helped create.” Thought-provoking.

Illegal Art, Illegal Imagination

An interesting piece in the New York Times today discusses “Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age,” an exhibition dedicated to works built in part from other copyrighted works — without permission. By sign-of-the-times coincidence, I participated in a panel yesterday entitled “The Illegal Imagination,” at the Future of Music Coalition’s superb summit … Read More “Illegal Art, Illegal Imagination”

Prentice Hall to Publish Bruce Perens 'Open Source' Books

Innovative content licensing seems to be catching on — even beyond the efforts of Creative Commons. Prentince Hall PTR recently announced that they’ll publish a series of technical books under open-content licenses. Read the Slashdot story. Kudos to Bruce Perens for brokering the move, and to Prentice Hall for joining O’Reilly and Associaties in the … Read More “Prentice Hall to Publish Bruce Perens 'Open Source' Books”

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People Like Us in New York City

UK-based media artist (and Creative Commons license adopter) People Like Us will perform in New York City this week. On January 8th, People Like Us (a.k.a. Vicki Bennett) will screen the intriguingly titled “We Edit Life” at Subtonic. On the 12th from 5pm to 7pm EST, People Like Us will hit the airwaves with WFMU, … Read More “People Like Us in New York City”

Creative Commons at Future of Music Coalition Summit, Washington, Jan. 6

The Future of Music Coalition will host their third-annual Policy Summit January 4 through 7 in Washington D.C. The FMC3 summit will bring policymakers, academics, lawyers, activists — and, of course, a number of premier musicians — together for a discussion of artists’ rights and technology’s influence on the music industry. Glenn Otis Brown, Creaitve … Read More “Creative Commons at Future of Music Coalition Summit, Washington, Jan. 6”

Do the Shirky

Clay Shirky, prominent web thinker and investor, has released essays from his email newsletter NEC (Networks, Economics, and Culture) under a Creative Commons attribution license. Here’s how to subscribe to the list if you haven’t already.