Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Free Media!

I mean that in both the sense that Media is Free and that we must Free Media!

Today, a quick post about free media:

First, a band called Tone has released it's album under a Creative Commons license. They receive royalties from radio play, and they get paid for concert performances. BUT THEIR ALBUM IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE. This is a breakthrough in the filesharing world, the new media world in which the record companies have been destabilized and people think that by making music available for free download, no one gets to make any money. This proves it doesn't have to be that way. You can download their album, which is the first ever CC-Licensed electronica album, here.

Second, the European Green Party has released an advertisement in support of free file sharing, something it would like to make a reality, and as a direct response to the horrible MPAA commercials called "You Wouldn't Steal a Car." Video embedded below, and link to their site here.

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