finer quality not availableWhere Are the Legal Lossless Downloads?
pro openness and creativityPublic Knowledge
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setting culture freeLife is Change: A Free Cultural Work: Downloads (dedicated to the Public Domain) [Eduardo Morais' stream]
legal info: open sourceA Legal Issues Primer for Open Source and Free Software Projects - Software Freedom Law Center
'defending an open Internet'Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open and Innovative Internet | The White House
'when copyrights expire'
'pretense of empowerment'The "walled garden" becomes a prison for reality
a manifestoDon't Make Me Steal
public domain digitization inititativeOpen Music Archive
read the termsTwitter can do WHAT with your photos?
on 'using and sharing creativity'Do Open Educational Resources Increase Efficiency?
'should be yours to control'iPad is iBad for freedom
DRM is used by Apple to restrict users' freedom in a variety of ways, including blocking installation of software that comes from anywhere except the official Application Store, and regulating every use of movies downloaded from iTunes. Apple furthermore claims that circumventing these restrictions is a criminal offense, even for purposes that are permitted by copyright law.
Related: Is Apple Evil?
'misguided' indeedAssociated rePress
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artists seek more controlRadiohead to Testify Against the RIAA (ads)
New Zealand-based initiativeOur Goal: No Guilt Upon Accusation Law
just so you know...Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."
Related Update (2/18/09):
Update on Terms | Facebook
'current state of the industry'It's a dark era for music fans. Can we find hope?
issue is 'privacy' not 'piracy'Policing internet 'not ISP's job'
The head of one of Britain's biggest internet providers has criticised the music industry for demanding that he act against pirates.
Related: ISPs could face piracy sanctions
'legal weapon against competitors'Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash
reactionary technologyThe DRM maze for consumers
'Digital locks' future questioned
Public DomainGoogle Answers: Web sites that contain collections that are copyright free
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