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Did The Decline Of Sampling Cause The Decline Of Political Hip Hop? The Atlantic Interviews Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_atlanticdeclineofsamplingfErik Nielson, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond, where his research focuses on African American literature and hip-hop culture, has written a thought-provoking piece on sampling for The Atlantic which Hank Shocklee was interviewed for.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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Watch The New Pirate Bay Documentary – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK, the new documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay is here. Directed by Simon Klose, read more about this project which we covered last month. Watch this full length feature and tell us your thoughts.

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Watch The Trailer For The Pirate Bay Documentary Due This Spring

Watch this trailer for the upcoming documentary about the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, TPB AFK. The film is directed by Simon Klose and will be released this spring for free online and for sale in download and DVD form for those that would like to support the filmmakers.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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Will Megabox Be The Next Big Music Disruptor?

MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom has been teasing his latest creation, Megabox and today released a video giving us a first look at the upcoming service which he says will be a legal way for fans to access music and for artists to get compensated via advertising revenue. Dotcom claims the new service will be “unchaining artists and fans.”

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Copyright & Innovation: The Untold Story

Michael A. Carrier, a professor at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey has written an in-depth article addressing the many issues surrounding copyright and it’s impact on innovation.

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At SXSW? Come MASHUP With Us! Tues March 13th, 9PM-2AM

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The SXSW MASHUP PARTY Is Tuesday March 13th – RSVP Now!

We’re mashing up the worlds of music, technology and policy on Tuesday March 13th in Austin, Texas for a SXSW party showdown with THE CRAZIEST GUESTLIST of people you want to know if you’re involved in music, tech or policy.

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Why SOPA Is A Bad Idea: A Must See Explanation By Clay Shirky

This short 14 minute video will paint a picture for you of how SOPA & PIPA will break the internet, business, sharing and innovation. Share it with your friends – the threat continues…don’t sleep!

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