o-blog an i.p. blog
IP taking hold in China.
An artist has won a copyright suit against the Museum of Chinese Revolution for selling reproductions of his painting of
without compensating him.
An article has appeared at thenation.com about the Future of Music Coalition, a group that seeks to document
“the structures of imbalance and inequity that impede the development of an American musicians’ middle class, and translating
legislative-speak into language that musicians and citizens can understand.” Read
“The Empire of the Air”.
Thenation.com features an
berating the hip-hop scene for having lost its social conscience, among other things.
Persuasively argued from a hip-hop fan and insider.
Article at fortune.com looks at the legality of
TV show swapping.
Read how the Supreme Court
DVD-copying software case, then read about how they
of the DVD-copying software case.
A piece at oreillynet.com offers a link to a pdf documenting the various ways the much-reported-on fall in CD sales can be
skewed one way
or the other. Offers the insight that reporters, content providers themselves, have a conflict of interest that shows up
in how they report the figures.
Three recent articles at nytimes.com deal with ip:
1) EU copyrights about to expire on 50-year-old works
2) US companies complain about the above
and 3) Studios use digital armor to fight piracy.
From newyorker.com comes
about outgoing Czech president Václav Havel, former dissident, noted
playwright, and first post-socialist president of that country. The admiration for Havel evident in the article is, in
my view, well placed.
A recent slate.com opinion piece
Put the Compact Disc Out of Its Misery
looks at why the new high resolution CD audio formats will likely go nowhere.
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Tape-beatles a Form of Political Speech
Another eagle-eyed Tape-beatle scout (thanks Jon N.) points out that
independent news source diymedia.net has posted a new gallery to their Media Collage Index that includes
work by The Tape-beatles. “Fortunately,” reads the explanation at the site, “through the magic of creative
individuals and relatively cheap digital audio editing tools, the speech of political creatures can finally be
unspun, and the truth laid bare.” It is within this context that two pieces from our 1993 release
The Grand Delusion have been linked at their site, and next to a picture of Dan Quayle, since his voice is
featured prominently in both of the tracks.
• Visit the DIY Media site
End of January Shows Planned
to Host Gigs
Mid-winter’s come, and in spite of the cruel chill in the air, we’ve managed to net a few commitments;
that is to say, two venues have committed to present our work in the near future, and we have committed
to appear. In both cases, the program will consist of a live “expanded cinema” presentation of our most
recent major work Good Times.
January 23. It’ll be a Thursday when we visit the city of Brno once again to screen Good Times
before the assembled spectators at the Fleda Film Club (Filmový Klub Fleda), Štefánikova 24,
in Brno. The show begins at 8 PM.
Tel. 0777/843 662; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Visit Fleda for more information
January 24. The following evening, a Friday, we cross an international border to take our show to
Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic. There we will screen Good Times at the invitation of
Buryzone, an up-and-coming media arts venue. The screening will take place at Film Club 901
(Filmový Klub 901), Račianska ulica 59, Bratislava. We take the stage at 7 PM. After the show, around
9 PM, we will adjourn to Buryzone for a party.
Tel. +421 2 5244 4559; E-mail: email@example.com
• Visit Buryzone for more information