Posts Tagged ‘digital culture’

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
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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…

Source: Netzpolitik.org

Steal this Comic

October 16, 2008
Steal this Comic

Steal this Comic

Source: xkcd.com

Open source movie: The Last Drug

August 31, 2008

We will release The Last Drug under a Creative Commons BY License, making it the first free HD feature film. All footage, project files, sounds and special effects will be available for those of you that are eager to get hands on experience on the first Open Source feature film project ever or for those that are able to turn it into something different. We don’t ask for license fees and you are free to use it for commercial purposes. This Open Source approach worked for us with our first film, so we decided to stick to it.

Three backpackers cross South America searching for one of the world´s most powerful drugs. The self-experiment turns into a race against insanity, in a world, where the mind transcends the senses.

An Open Source feature film that takes you to and beyond the edge of the world. Genre: Mystery / Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk, approximate time: ca. 80 min.

More about the film…

Citizen Journalism

May 2, 2008

Netzpolitik.org interviewed Bicyclemark about Citizen Journalism. About the hurdles it faces and what it could be.

Source: Netzpolitik.org

Legal torrent?!

April 29, 2008

LegalTorrents, “an online community created to discover and distribute Creative Commons licensed digital media”, has re-launched in exciting fashion. Originally founded in 2003 as a means to distribute “hand-picked .torrent files that were approved by content owners“, LegalTorrents revamped its infrastructure to be more friendly to content creators looking to spread their works far and wide, a goal which included a clear articulation of CC-licenses in relation to relevant torrent files. [More Information…]

Source: CreativeCommons.org