Monthly Archives: August 2006

I need help (as if you didn’t know)

So I’m leaving for Berlin for the year Monday. I am on sabbatical, and need to write tons of stuff. I will be changing significantly how I connect (project: privatizing lessig), but one thing I really need to do is to find a web master. I want to do much more in this space, but this space needs some significant reworking. If you’re interested and able, please email Lauren Gelman at the Stanford CIS. There’s some money to support this, but not much. Continue reading

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mySpace as pamphlet

Heiko has a great myspace page devoted to Net Neutrality issues — including a Net Neutrality song as well. Continue reading

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Read a book on an iPod?

Want to read a book on your iPod? This cool site will convert a text into notes that can be read on an iPod. Here’s my book Free Culture so converted. Continue reading

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“Steal This Film” has a blog entry about a film about “piracy” and its politics in Sweden, including a bit about the Swedish Pirate Party. Appropriately enough, you can download it for free. Continue reading

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Address Book clean-up?

Is there such a thing as a program to simplify AddressBook cleanups? (I’m using the OS X default). I’ve got over 5000 entries, many automatically inserted, many many duplicates, etc. But it takes forever to delete, merge, correct the entries. I know I could dump it into a spreadsheet and do it that way, but has anyone seen code to do this more intelligently? Continue reading

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Don Marti has a very cool style sheet to make it possible to turn a blog entry into a letter to Congress. Continue reading

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Best Open Source Solution

Creative Commons’ free software project, ccHost, a project that “provides web-based infrastructure to support collaboration, sharing, and storage of multi-media using the Creative Commons licenses and metadata,” has been named the “Best Open Source Solution” at LinuxWorld 2006. ccHost supports ccMixter. See some pictures of those who support ccHost. Continue reading

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Fantastic collection of political mashups

John Anderson sent me a link to a fantastic collection of political mashups. The current President is a popular target, but the Nixon stuff is really great as well. Continue reading

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Wikimania Awards: the soul of the free culture movement

Check out the very cool finalists for the 2006 Wikimania awards. Continue reading

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Sharecropping at the Washington Post

Denise Howell has a great post about the Washington Post’s plan to run a mash-up. According to the terms and conditions, as a condition of participating, the artists must agree to “grant and assign all right, title and interest in the Recording to” the Washington Post.

Good for the Washington Post — mash-ups are an important and valuable form of creativity encouraged (and democratized) by digital technology. But I believe that the artists who create them deserve to own and hold the copyright to their new creative work. And in my view, any self-respecting artist should refuse to participate in any sharecropping mash-up. You did the work. You should own the rights to the work you did. Continue reading

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