Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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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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Creative Commons: An Introduction To The Copyright Alternative

You’ve probably seen some work on the web, whether it be a photo, video clip, piece of music or article labeled with a ‘Creative Commons‘ attribute. If you’re not sure of what it’s all about or aren’t totally clear on how Creative Commons works, here’s a great primer that will help you gain some knowledge on the subject. CC is a very useful alternative to traditional copyright and a valuable tool for independent content creators and creative community to foster and get involved with.

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What Is SOPA? & How You Can Stop The First American Internet Censorship System

Today is American Censorship Day, a day of protest against SOPA [the Stop Online Piracy Act], a controversial bill currently being reviewed by congress that if passed, will essentially blacklist some of your favorite websites such as Vimeo, Flickr and Etsy just to name a few. This bill would kill the internet as we know it by censoring and blocking access to these sites and many more from within the U.S. SOPA is a serious threat to the future of many businesses and the development of innovation and technology in the U.S. Here’s some info on what’s going on and how you can spread the word on this serious matter.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Here’s the latest roundup of copyright free samples, loops and FX some cool VST’s including a nice wavedraw synth and lots of delay and echos.

Cop these quick!

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Future Music Magazine Gives BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery High Marks!

The quintessential magazine and bible for most serious music producers worldwide Future Music Magazine battle tests our BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats & Sample Artillery sample pack and gives it a glowing review and a score of 10 out of 10! You can’t get no higher!

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BOMB SQUAD Remix Competition Now Open Till Thurs July 21st!

Due to popular demand we have just extended the deadline one more week!

You now have until Thursday July 21st submit your track to the BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery remix competition!

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BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery Now Available!

BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery is now available – a massive array of over 1GB of original BOMB SQUAD audio samples exclusively sound designed and engineered by Hank Shocklee for Loopmasters.

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Enter The BOMB SQUAD Remix Competition

BEGIN TRANSMISSION…

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YOUR MISSION:
Enter The Remix Competition For BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery

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