Site Check 1.02

Editor’s Note: Site Check is a special section that shares with our audience noteworthy Web sites or user-generated content. Previously, a part of our weekly Copycense Clippings coverage, Site Check now is a special section that appears on Thursdays.

If you have or can recommend a Web site, online project, podcast, screencast, or video you feel is a noteworthy contribution to the public debate about creativity, code, and content, please let us know. We gladly will attribute all contributions, so when sending in a Site, please include your name (or screen name).

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust. Poet, MC, and orator extraordinaire Saul Williams presents his new album with NIN’s Trent Reznor using Radiohead’s “pay as you please” compensation model. (Williams requests a $5.00 donation, payable through credit card or PayPal.) Learning from some of the complaints Radiohead fans registered, however, Williams presents his new album in high quality compressed (192- and 320 kbps MP3) and uncompressed (FLAC lossless) audio formats. Categories: File Sharing, P2P & Downloads; Music. (Attribution:

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. Cornell’s Peter Hirtle updates his copyright term chart. Categories: Public Domain & Term; Research.

The AudioFile: Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Ars Technica’s Thomas Wilburn publishes the third installation in a series (part 1, part 2) about digital audio, including formats, conversion, and compression. Categories: Music.

The Writer’s Strike: Why We Fight. A YouTube video produced by United Hollywood on the residual royalty structure in television and its relation to the current writer’s strike. Categories: Broadcasting & Journalism.

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Written by sesomedia

11/15/2007 at 09:00

Posted in Site Check

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