Tag Archives: copyright

Plunderphonics: Mashups and Primary Meaning

Due to DIY responsibilities at home, I have spent most of the day listening to some great music – something that has prompted this post. The main album I listened to today was the 60 track Plunderphonic compilation by John … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey Settles Copyright & Fair Use Of Obama Image : The New Rockstar Philosophy

Here is a really interesting copyright case – which has impacks for music. The street artist Shepard Fairey and The Associated Press have settled their long-running legal battle over the well-known “Hope” campaign poster of Barack Obama. …Mr. Fairey, who sued The … Continue reading

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How to Legally Sell Downloads of Cover Songs | DIY Musician

Firstly, let us say that if you are planning to sell a cover song, CD Baby has partnered with Limelight to provide the quickest and most convenient way to secure mechanical licenses. Limelight makes cover song clearance easy without expensive … Continue reading

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Who owns your digital music downloads?

Here is an additional argument to what I posted the other day regarding the ownership of online books. It looks like something is in the air – as this blog focuses on music. Steve Jobs once said, “People want to … Continue reading

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Would you sell your Kindle to sell a used book?

I posted something related to this on Facebook a few days ago, and I think anyone who purchases digital media should read the post below. It outlines an important distinction between ‘ownership’ and ‘licencing’ of digital product. To give you … Continue reading

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BPI DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

There has been much online chatter in the last 24 hours about a ‘takedown request’ sent by record label trade body the BPI to Google, requesting that the search engine block access to eighteen illegally posted MP3s which can be … Continue reading

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Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s Beware of the Blog

Here is an excellent blog entry on Shakira’s World Cup piece Waka Waka. It concerns the seemingly free use of African copyright material in the West and is an excellent read. Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s … Continue reading

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