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[News] [SOT] Listeners Can Get Liberated Music While MPAA and RIAA 'Buy' Politicians

  • Subject: [News] [SOT] Listeners Can Get Liberated Music While MPAA and RIAA 'Buy' Politicians
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:34:48 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
How Do You Find New Non-RIAA Music?

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| Given the general reaction to the RIAA in comments, I assume that there are a 
| number of users that try not to buy from RIAA sources. What alternatives do 
| you use - or more importantly - what methods do you use to discover 
| alternative sources of music?   


Big Content asks presidential candidates for more restrictive copyright laws

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| The Copyright Alliance, which counts the MPAA and RIAA amongst its members, 
| has sent letters and questionnaires to presidential candidates in an effort 
| to determine where they stand on issues relating to intellectual property 
| law.   



RIAA, MPAA urge pro-copyright vows from presidential candidates

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| One question, for instance, asks: "How would you promote the progress of 
| science and creativity, as enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, by upholding 
| and strengthening copyright law and preventing its diminishment?"  


The First Thanksgiving

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| Today we have record companies suing moms, we have artists suing record 
| companies, we have writers striking on the media. What has caused all of this 
| turmoil? Well the rise of the Internet of course!  



Fair use boosts US economy more than copyright 

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| The CCIA referred to recent estimates of the industry wide value added net 
| revenue of fair use versus copyright based industries. Copyright based value 
| amounts to $1.3 trillion, whereas fair use value amounts to $2.2 trillion, 
| according to the CCIA report. Thus the fair use contribution to the US 
| economy is 70 per cent greater than that of copyright.    


Creative Commons Artist Spotlight: Convey

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| Every week, we will introduce our readers to emerging musical artists who 
| choose to release their work under Creative Commons licenses. 


Nine Inch Nails' Open Source Remix Album Available as Free Torrent

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| Over the past few months, "multiple judges" at 9inchnails.com listened to 
| over 200 submissions to the Nine Inch Nails open source remix contest and the 
| 21 best remixes are now free to download via torrent or stream via the 
| website.   


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