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Rule #34

Posted in Gesellschaft, Kulturpraxis, Kunst, Netzwerke by bernd on März 14, 2010

BABIES WITH LAZER EYES! - Don’t cross the lasers.

LAZERTITS - rise and shine!!!

LAZERTITS - rise and shine!!!

Erst vor ein paar Tagen habe ich Babies with Lazer Eyes! entdeckt und gestern dann gesehen das es (erst seit 6 Tagen) auch Lazertits gibt. Warum das so ist erklärt uns die »Rule 34 of the Internet«.

Rule 34: If you can imagine it, there is porn of it. And if there is not, you have to do it.

Ebenfalls lesenwert ist der Eintrag im Urban Dictonary und in der encyclopedia dramatica.

Music Pirates in Canada (1897)

Posted in Autorschaft, Gesellschaft, Kulturindustire, Kulturpraxis, Kunst, Urheber by bernd on März 14, 2010

June 13, 1897 NYTimes (.pdf ohne ocr)

American Publishers say they are Suffering by Copyright Violations
There-Steps Taken for Redress.

“Canadian pirates” is what the music dealers call publishing houses across the line who are flooding this country, they say, with spurious editions of the latest copyrighted popular songs. They use the mails to reach purchasers, so members of the American Music Publishers‘ Association assert, and as a result the legitimate music publishing business of the United States has fallen off 50 per cent, in the past twelve months. Their investigation has revealed that all of the most popular pieces have been counterfeited, despite the fact that they are copyrighted, and by unknown publishers are sold at from 2 cents to 5 cents per copy. though the original compositions sell at from 20 to 40 cents per copy.

It is estimated by the publishers that fully 5,000,000 copies of songs were printed and Bold in the month of May.

T. B. Harms, the music publisher, said yesterday that the American publishers had held a conference lasting three days last week, and a committee had been appointed to fight the pirates. This committee consists of Isidore Witmark, T. B. Harms, and H. W. Gray.

It was explained that the business is worked in Canada in connection with newspapers which publish lists of music to be sold at, say, 10 cents a copy. The Post Office box given belongs to the newspaper, and it takes half of all the money sent as pay for the advertising, and the other half goes to the “pirate,” who sends the music by mail.

If the Post Office authorities stop such mail matter because it infringes the copyright law, it is returned to the publisher, after thirty days, under our law, and the only one who is out is the person who sends the 10 cents. The Canadian law is less lenient, as it provides for the destruction of contraband matter sent over the line by American violators of copyright law.

(via: perceptric > homepagedaily)

Critical Art Ensemble – This book may be freely pirated and quoted

Posted in Gesellschaft, Kunst by bernd on Februar 20, 2010

Critical Art Ensemble:

This book may be freely pirated and quoted.
The authors and publisher, however, would like to be so informed at the address below.

Wahrscheinlich DER Grund für mich ihre Werke erst recht zu lesen. Neben diesem Statement finde ich natürlich auch die behandelten Themen mehr als spannend. Der Werbung halber einmal aufgelistet, was man kostenfrei nach Hause bekommen kann:

Wer nicht klicken mag:

wget -v -r -A pdf http://www.critical-art.net/

Mal sehen wann ich dazu komme die auch zu lesen, der Stapel neben meinem Bett fühlt bereits das nächste Semster.