Archive for the ‘Creative Commons’ Category

World Wide Web in Plain English

April 10, 2009



What are the Commons?

March 15, 2009



March 6, 2009


Creative Commons: Some Rights Reserved

Windows 7 Review

January 23, 2009
Windows 7 Review

Windows 7 Review


The Bizarre Cathedral

November 3, 2008
Bizarre Cathedral comic strip

Bizarre Cathedral comic strip

Ryan Cartwright, creator of webcomic The Bizarre Cathedral, recently posted an insightful and thought-provoking piece on why he uses a CC BY-NC-SA license on all Bizarre Cathedral comics. From Cartwright.


Don’t Download This Song

November 1, 2008

Weird Al Yankovic – Don’t Download This Song
Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge
To break international copyright law
By downloading MP3s from file-sharing sites
Like Morpheus or Grokster or Limewire or KaZaA

Rap about Wall Street Greed and Depression Economics

October 25, 2008

Today on Boing Boing tv, a music video about life and death in the New Depression: Mom and Pop Killer, by Bay Area “intelligent hip-hop” artist The Grouch.


25 Arguments for the Elimination of Copy Protection

October 20, 2008
Anti DRM Logo

Anti DRM Logo

Copy protection (also known in recent years as Digital Rights Management) just stinks. At its best, it creates minor but real inconveniences for the people who pay for stuff; at its worst, it badly screws up their experiences with the products they buy. Let’s just say it-the world would be better off without it.

Most of the best arguments against copy protection aren’t so much arguments as case studies. Over and over, it’s caused both anticipated and unanticipated problems. Including ones for the companies who use it.

So let’s review the case against copy protection by looking at what it’s done for us over the past 25 years or so. Warning: Persons whose blood boils easily should read no further…


Explaining Creative Commons

October 17, 2008

A new video about Creative Commons


amélie – be low

October 12, 2008

Today I present you another Creative Commons licensed music. It is a pop poprock indie britpop rythm spiritual indiepop slow talent powerpop album which can be found on jamendo.

album picture

You can listen for yourself of course.
Or you can visit the album page.
And of course, you can download the album too (with bittorrent or emule).
You can visit their homepage too.

Is it impossible playing a British-style pop music in Italy? Here is the challenge that Amelie want to take up.
At the beginning of 2006, the Trabant EP is the Amelie’s 1st auto-produced work. It gets good reviews from specialised websites and magazines. Meanwhile, the band plays several gigs and festivals, and opens some summer tour concerts of Baustelle.
In November 2006, Amelie record 5 songs which give birth to Be Low, the band’s 2nd EP. The artistic production of this very goodly reviewed work is led by Andrea Franchi, collaborator and drummer with well-known Italian songwriter Paolo Benvegnù.

YES it is legal to hear and download this music for free because it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic.

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