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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: Punknews.org)

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.

This Is Copycense™: Code + Content. A venture of Seso Group LLC.

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11/15/2007 at 09:00

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Site Check 1.01

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).

Fair Use Principles for User Generated Video Content. Electronic Frontier Foundation creates suggested fair use principles by which it suggests content owners should abide. A host of organizations, including Public Knowledge and Center for Social Media, School of Communications, American University, endorse the suggested guidelines. While the principles make sense legally and commercially, the environment in which EFF asks content owners to abide by these principles is irrational. Therefore, the comment that “Content owners and service providers have indicated their mutual intention to protect and preserve fair use in the UGC context, even as they move forward with efforts to address copyright concerns” seems to be at odds with what occurs regularly. We argue if content owners intended to preserve fair use, situations like the Lenz v. Universal no longer would occur. While we would be the last folks to call for even more copyright legislation, perhaps Congress would be a better forum for these principles. Categories: Fair Use & Other Exceptions; Film & Video; Web & Online. (Attribution: News Blog.)

P2P File Sharing. Ohio State University, which received the most RIAA notices as of February 2007, hosted a forum about so-called file sharing which included students, RIAA representatives, and musicians. Video of the event is available. (Attribution: The Wired Campus)

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Written by sesomedia

11/08/2007 at 09:00

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Site Check 1.00

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).

Good Copy, Bad Copy. A nearly hour-long documentary that discusses the current state of copyright, derivative works, and free culture. Features interviews with Danger Mouse, Lawrence Lessig, and others. Categories: Licensing & Permissions; Music; Open Source. (Attribution: The Patry Copyright Blog.)

Copyright.gov RSS Feed. Carl Malamud and Peter Brantley get Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to confirm (.pdf) that the data in the Copyright Office’s registration database is free to use, then use that data as a source to provide an RSS feed of the Office’s latest registrations. Categories: Registration. (Attribution: O’Reilly Radar.)

Soundsnap. Soundsnap is an open source repository of sound effects, loops, and sonic atmospherics that visitors can rip, mix, and burn to their heart’s content, according to the site’s license. It serves as an alternative to commercial sound libraries or sample CDs. Sounds are freely downloadable, often in compressed (.mp3) and uncompressed (.wav) sound formats. Categories: Licensing & Permissions; Music; Open Source. (Attribution: Second Life Insider.)

Amen Brother video. A great video from 2004 that chronicles the history of the “Amen, Brother” break beat from The Winstons. The single is approaching its 40th anniversary. Nate Harrison’s choppy, monotone, almost robotic delivery is oddly effective. Categories: Licensing & Permissions; Music. (Attribution: The Patry Copyright Blog.)

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Written by sesomedia

11/01/2007 at 08:00

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