Best quote I read this week:
First off, I never contributed millions (or even thousands) to public radio. A couple hundred bucks here and there. And I know a couple people employed by the Minnesota Public Radio. Heck, I even helped them usability test their site a while back. Kinda fun sitting on the other side of the desk.
That said, I haven’t contributed recently nor do I foresee doing so. I don’t agree with their Next Standard in Public Radio campaign. I especially don’t agree with their copyright infringement suit against Current.TV – the audience-generated, Al Gore-backed Current TV Network. His project to “democratize television.”
I wish MPR felt the same way about radio. Oh well, back the podcasts.
Thanks to Tod Maffin for the tip.
Other food for thought from the discussion – ‘the Current’ is the new ‘JackFM’
Jeremy Piller and I discuss the Intellectual Property Protection Act and some other copyright issues. He shares the history of folk music and how it wouldn’t exist with copyright protection.
- Links mentioned:
- Peace Coffee
- Jib Jab, copyright vs political satire at Reason Magazine
- NYTimes: Does a Free Download Equal a Lost Sale?
- Public Knowledge Reacts to Senate Passage of Copyright Legislation
- Cocoa-Karma: The Very Secret Battle of Bob Kolody vs. Coca-Cola
- Pentatonic Scale
- The Problem with Music by Steve Albini
- Creative Commons
- BloggerCon III’s Election 2004 Session