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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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Can Computers Be Creative?

Take a listen to this podcast from Studio 360 and learn about the world of computational creativity, artificial intelligence systems that are creating art with the help of their programmers of course.

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Picking Your Poison: How Everyday Chemicals Are Affecting Us

From WNYC comes this must listen to segment with Industrial Hygienist Monona Rossol and author of several books including her latest, Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All which discusses how everyday chemicals in the products we use and our environment are seeping into our bodies and affecting us.

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