Just discovered a relatively new blog about IP matters, Copyrighteous. Very thoughtful and prolific. Good stuff in the latest entry about creative works predating copyright. Of course - and yet that is the thing the Culture Industry is trying to make us forget, as the author notes.
Here's another opportunity to help Detritus.net pay for it's server bandwidth costs, AND receive cool and relatively rare STUFF too.
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You can get any one of these for a $10 donation. Or, all 5 for $30, Or a single mp3 disc with all 5 shows on it for $20.
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Wobbly, People Like Us and Matmos circled their wagons in the
lecture hall of the San Francisco Art Institute. Having mutually
agreed upon a country-and-western theme, Vicki Bennett (PLU), Jon
Leidecker (Wobbly), and Drew Daniel and M. C. Schmidt (Matmos)
pored over their archives of honky tonk classics, chopping and
dicing Nashville's finest almost beyond recognition, and
collectively re-stitched the mangled shreds in crazed digital
thanx so much for your support!!
An amazing project spearheaded by the DJ duo Coldcut, Revolution:USA lets you download political source material used in their video "Revolution: World of Evil" and make your own video collage.
here's a section of their description of the project:
Using samples of the last 40 years of American presidents and media figures, we will create an online Archive of Political Corruption and Scandals. This site features an interactive timeline of major US political scandals and corruption with an integrated database containing: pertinent video clips and samples for download and streaming; pictures; a textual description of each event and offsite links for further research. This content is served from Coldcut’s archive of clips as well as uploaded from users of the site. The site also contains audio loops and tracks created by Coldcut which are available for download. In essence this will is a digital library de[t/r]ailing the blatant corruption of the US political landscape in order to evoke social change through audience participation. The concept of this site is also a new form of documentary filmmaking. By offering audiovisual content in such a raw and concise form it is possible for the user to essentially create their own documentary experience by simply following the links and watching the materials in the order they choose – without the bias and editing decisions of the filmmaker.
An absolutely brilliant work of found sound editing, featuringDubya filling in for Bono.
A recently received email to Detritus HQ:
On my website WritersMugs.com I sell 'original' portraits of famous authors. My format is hand carved, hand drawn by eye, woodcuts 'inspired by' photographs or paintings. You would think I was in the clear, however, an ad on Ebay was recently removed of Johnny Cash, and I have been questioned by people from Ayn Rand over her portrait too.
My goal is to creat 1000 portraits of all different writers and other creators,
complete with quotes, however I am sure that it may include a legal fight.
Thank you for having this site, it helped me out.