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Kim Dotcom – der MEGA Filewalker

Kim Mega Dotcom Schmitz hat wieder was gemacht. Der indische Guru Osho sagte einmal, das es nicht in der Zeitung stehe, wenn einer erleuchtet würde. Über Kim Filewalker steht aber was in der Zeitung. Also seine Erleuchtung ist es nun nicht, aber was denn dann?

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Nine Inch Nails Declares Free Agency

Hello everyone. I’ve waited a LONG time to be able to make the following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. I have been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a direct relationship with the audience as I see fit and appropriate. Look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008. Exciting times, indeed.

Well, that’s what Trent Reznor had to say today…via a posting on his website. Exciting times, indeed if you’re an established player with 18 years of built-in audience, but where does that leave a band just breaking into the business?

Some feel the implosion of the major record labels, and some large independents, is going to be a great thing for the music business. John Storyk, the 61 year-old owner of the the Walters-Storyk Design Group, likens this period of time to the mid sixties just before the music world exploded. “I think a revolution is right around the corner.” Storyk should know, he got his start designing world-class recording studios by teaming with Jimi Hendrix to construct the famed Electric Ladyland in New York City.

Reznor’s declaration comes on the heels of Radiohead’s ambitious retailing of their new album, “In Rainbows.” Reznor and his feel NIN tribesmen will probably pull out all multimedia stops, next year on their next release…exciting times, indeed.


Radiohead Blazes New Retail Trail

Radiohead have unveiled one of the most ambitious music retail experiments to date. Dubbed “It’s Up To You”, the influential band will sell their new album “Rainbows” in the unprotected (Digital Rights Management Free) MP3 format for as little as one dollar starting October 10th.

Radiohead, who recently split from their longtime label, Capitol (EMI), after seven albums, has decided to initially unleash their album to the public digitally, and then a special box set in December followed by a general CD release in 2008. “In Rainbows” was produced by Nigel Godrich, who has been at the helm for the past ten years.

The special edition boxed set will cost $80 / £40 and include two vinyl albums, a CD version of the new album and a second CD with additional new songs, artwork and photographs of the band. The digital or boxed set could be pre-ordered from the group’s website, and early reports suggest that the box set is outselling the digital downloads 2 to 1.

The lowest price you can score the digital release is a dollar, which the group claims will only “cover the credit card fee,” but that transaction fee seems high to us. With this approach, Radiohead has eliminated a label, a wholesaler and retail operations. In addition, Radiohead is now in complete control of “leaking” their own album, sinc no advance copies have been made available to the radio or media outlets.

More information on Radiohead’s In Rainbows.



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Book > Freedom of Expression® > Copyright = Past ?

?The ability of creators to parlay their expressive efforts with technology falls within a battleground that accountants, lawyers, and lawmakers dictate with barbed boundaries. That?s as impossible as owning the air itself, which Kembrew McLeod states and identifies clearly.?
?Chuck D, Public Enemy

?People, this is it?. A must-read for anyone who wants to actually change the way digital culture operates.?
?Paul D. Miller aka. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid

Freedom of Expression®

Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity (Doubleday/Random House, 2005)

Download the Creative Commons-Licensed PDF of Freedom of Expression by clicking here.


Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity, published in 2005 by Random House/Doubleday.

Intellectual Property Versus Free Expression: Does Copyright Murder Freedom?, translated and published in Japan in 2006 (not my chosen title, but it’s awesome nonetheless!).

Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property, forthcoming paperback edition to be published Spring 2007 by University of Minnesota Press — revised, and with a new afterword by the author and a forword by Stanford University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

Also coming in 2007: The Media Education Foundation’s documentary companion to the book, also titled Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual PropertyAbout the Author
A journalist, activist, artist, and professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, KEMBREW McLEOD is the author of Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Law (Peter Lang, 2001) and has written music criticism for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Spin, and Mojo. He is also the coproducer of a 2001 documentary o­n the music industry, Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music, and a documentary o­n intellectual property law, Copyright Criminals, which will be completed in 2005.

check the movie from Copyright Criminals !!!

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hollywood strikes again

US-Filmindustrie will das “analoge Loch stopfen”

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Filesharing f³r die Wissenschaft

In dem neuen Science-to-Science-Netz sollen sich Wissenschaftler ohne technischen Aufwand via Internet zu Informationspools zusammenschlie▀en k÷nnen. Innerhalb dieser Pools ist jeder Teilnehmer sowohl Anbieter als auch Nutzer von Informationen. Im Netzwerk soll von der knappen Ideenskizze bis hin zu komplexen Videodokumentation oder Simulationsrechnung jeder Datensatz getauscht werden k÷nnen. (wst/c’t)

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The leader of “DrinkorDie,” one of the oldest and largest international software piracy rings on the Internet, was sentenced on Friday to three years and eight months in prison for conspiring to commit copyright infringement, U.S. officials said.

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NOW its 2002 and sharing rulez worldwide… without DOD some really usefull stuff never been released for countrys like india or afrika or would YOU like to buy an license, if you are poor and live in the third world ?

THX 2 the scene for supporting the poor

copyright is past

filesharing is now

copyleft 2002

Never forget DOD

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