Options Radio Free Culture: Playlist from May 27, 2013 Options

Hosted by various WFMU personalities, Radio Free Culture is a weekly program that explores digital culture, net neutrality, piracy, the broadcast spectrum, digital rights, and archives and libraries in the internet age. We'll be interviewing some of the nation's key figures at the intersection of music, multimedia, and digital technology. This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Options May 27, 2013: Radio Free Culture #13: The Copyright Alert System, Music Hack Day

The entertainment industry has changed their game plan. Instead of suing the crap out of college kids, they're now working with ISPs to find the pirates and send them to copyright reeducation camp. But will it work?

Join Andrea from the Free Music Archive and Daily Dot journalist Kevin Collier for a look at the state of the Copyright Alert System. Hear about pirates seeding Rihanna, hoping their ISPs will notice, and the Orwellian Center for Copyright Information, which has recently lost its business status. Plus, take a trip to Music Hack Day in Philadelphia and listen to the sounds of a magnetic resonator piano.

Photo from the Daily Dot article Triggering the Copyright Alert System is tough, even if you're trying

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Yacht  Shangri-La (Instrumental)   Options Shangri-La (Instrumentals)  DFA Records  2011  Get it on the Free Music Archive  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
          Interview with Kevin Collier of the Daily Dot  0:19:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Center for Copyright Information             
Ryan MacEvoy McCullough  Secrets of Antikythera: IX. Epilogue: Ruins   Options Secrets of Antikythera  Innova Recordings  2013  Magnetic resonator piano in action  0:41:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yacht  Shangri-La (Instrumental)   Options Shangri-La (Instrumentals)  DFA Records  2011  Get it on the Free Music Archive  0:51:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Ike:

Glitch? This program is repeating itself over again from 10 minutes ago (or so)....
  6:40pm Robert:

Were you actually short of material, or did you accidentally stream a reel twice?
Avatar 6:42pm Andrea:

Uh oh - there are no reels, just digital files. I have a feeling windows media player is giving my board op grief. Sorry you had to re-listen to that awful CCI video twice.
  6:43pm Fredericks:

This show is very interesting. Haven't sussed the Memorial Day connection yet. $@@
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Ike:

Not a big deal. But hey, I thought most machines at FMU used Winamp. Windows Media Player is dreadful.
  6:47pm Fredericks:

I will!
Avatar 6:48pm Andrea:

Oh, it might be winamp. I just rememeber the WIN part.

@Fredericks -- there really is no Memorial Day connection... other than, you know, Freedom. It just happens to be that I made the intros and resets while I was out of town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Memorial Day!
  7:05pm Joe:

Hi Andrea ! I am a fan of WFMU and had some opinions about your show tonight.
I`ve been in the music business for 40 years as a performer, TV music composer, multi instrumentalist and would consider myself a very aware and open person about anything relating to music.
Why did it seem that you and your guest were almost making fun of the fact that original content (compositions, film, book writing etc) are things that don`t need to be protected from piracy ?
Every time someone composes a song, writes a novel, creates a film play for a movie, the hard work and sweat that go into it can eventually be paid back as royalties for the work that possibly millions of people can appreciate.
The problem as I see it is that since the internet age,most people just assume that music and all other media are free for the taking. Unfortunately for people who pirate any media, this is simply not true. Every word from an author, every measure of music and every frame of a film is someone`s property whether we like it or not. People need to get use to the concept that all this media we see and use every day is not yours to re-produce or copy. It`s a mindset that is no different than drug companies who save peoples lives through R&D to find a new drug, Edison inventing a light bulb or any other person who should get the reward of inventing anything that the masses will use and enjoy.
I think you and your guest Kevin sound like reasonable people, but you might want to re-think your opinions about intellectual property...
I`m not a lawyer, but as someone who creates and composes music for my living, I hope you might reconsider your off base opinions concerning these new attempts at curbing piracy of all kinds..
  1:29pm Mark:

Dont be a fag, give your art away for free
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