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2008-12-29

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Brett Gaylor (director of the movie 'RiP: A Remix Manifesto'): "Imagine a world where ideas and culture, from �Happy Birthday� to Mickey Mouse, are horded under lock and key by copyright laws. Even ideas that could lead to a cure for cancer would be off-limits. Stop imagining now, because this is the world you live in. Although pop culture giants such as Walt Disney and the Rolling Stones built on the past to produce their art, the door is closing behind them."



2008-12-20

topbits from 2008

Netwaves looks back at 2008 in full stereo technisonor.
Download or listen to [nws087] Netwaves 3.11, the last episode in 2008.
Radio Scorpio takes 2 weeks holidays, meaning that Netwaves will be back on monday 5 january. Happy fiestas and best wishes.

Playlist:

01. Snow White Theme - Shaun Blezard
02. Even If - Apes on Tapes
03. Paper Boats - Weigl & Hoffmann
04. Coldlime - James McConaghew
05. Vintage Killa - Hugoboy
06. A Bali Na Bega - XYDZO
07. Dinoavion - KUSO
08. Injuries Being Called Suspicious - Ceschi
09. Szerelmes N�ta - Soutien Gorge
10. Earth is the Right Place for Love - Uncle Owen Aunt Beru
11. Thursday Morning Walking - After the Ice
12. Notte Di Luna - Mou
13. Stalker - You Are My Everything

2008-12-11

Corpid netlabel

Netwaves had an interview with Mario Vogelsteller from Corpid netlabel, known for its electro-pop classics. Download or listen to [nws086] Netwaves 3.10.

Playlist:

01. Friday night alone - Peloton
02. Puzzled - Mucky Misu
03. Monodiver - Elysis
04. Auf Deutsch - Tanzmuzik
05. Later - Bobby Baby
06. Bobby - Bobby Baby
07. Lads are fun - Bobby Baby
08. Another rainy day - Solcofn
09. Swimming in the dirty water - Audio Mjao
10. You can't imagine - Emily in love
11. Antojos - Keyboard
12. Reflective Deceptor - Sinestetici and KiloWatts
13. Stuffing life revised - Melissa Welch
14. I'll meet you here - ST
15. Ubiqu - Flat

2008-12-05

the Schorremorrie tapes



Hello friends of Netwaves, this week our reporter Toon interrogates the rifraf of Antwerp, known as 'Schorremorrie'. Schorremorrie is the Netwaves of Radio Centraal (28 years), and Netwaves is the Schorremorrie of Radio Scorpio (29 years). Download or listen to episode 3.09.


Playlist:

01. There is something on my mind - Taschenrechnermusikant
02. Relay - Evan Valentine
03. In My Cupboard - TkY
04. Dinamo Autumn - Egon Fisk
05. The Neighbours - Jordy Lane
06. Wake Up Call (Hoodwink remix) - Cantaloup
07. Victor Borge Cloud - Infoslut
08. Wormhole - Skull
09. Moan - Kristin Hersh
10. Japanese Synthesizer - Professor Kliq
11. Od year 3000 (plugexpert remix) - Jonas the plugexpert



2008-12-03

de EC en het auteursrecht

SURF is een Nederlands samenwerkingsverband tussen verschillende universiteiten, hogescholen en onderzoeksinstellingen ivm. ICT-innovaties, en het daarbij onvermijdelijke auteursrecht.
SURF is verheugd over de recente oproep van de EC om 'open access' te stimuleren: "De Europese Commissie ondersteunt krachtig de beweging om de wetenschap transparanter en maatschappelijk verantwoord te maken. EU-Commissaris Poto?nik (Onderzoek en Wetenschap) ondersteunt de oproep tot open access, waarmee wetenschappelijk materiaal vrijelijk beschikbaar komt voor iedereen, via digitale opslagruimten op internet. SURF-directeur Liebrand is buitengewoon verheugd over de Europese steun: �Na jaren van verbale support voor het idee dat publiek gefinancierd onderzoek ook publiek toegankelijk moet zijn, treft de EU nu daadwerkelijk maatregelen om dit idee te realiseren.�" (SURFblog)

SURF heeft daarnaast ook gereageerd op de oproep van de EC om te reageren op haar Groenboek Auteursrecht in de kenniseconomie. De EC wil met deze consultatie nagaan of de bestaande Europese wetgeving op het gebied van auteursrecht het verspreiden van ontwikkelde kennis afdoende stimuleert. Tevens wil de Commissie weten of de huidige wetgeving schrijvers en uitgevers voldoende aanzet om elektronische versies van kennisproducten in omloop te brengen.
SURF adviseert:
"Hergebruik van andermans kennis is essentieel voor het onderwijs en vooruitgang in de wetenschap. Daarom is meer wettelijke ruimte voor gebruikers in onderwijs en onderzoek gerechtvaardigd. Afspraken maken over toegestaan gebruik kan de verspreiding van kennis eerder belemmeren. Kenmerkend voor onderzoek en onderwijs is juist dat andermans werk zonder contractuele toestemming mag worden hergebruikt."
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"SURF merkt op dat het Groenboek tamelijk eenzijdig vanuit het perspectief van de rechthebbenden, en dan met name de uitgevers, is geschreven en duidelijk veel van contractuele afspraken verwacht. Onderwijs- en onderzoeksinstellingen, wetenschappers, consumenten en andere hergebruikers zijn echter meer gebaat bij meer wettelijke ruimte dan bij contractuele afspraken, niet in het minst vanwege hun zwakke onderhandelingspositie." (SURFblog)

remember you're a member

From now on, you can become a member or a friend of netwaves.org by clicking on the 'join this site' button or 'sign in' link on the right, and using your existing OpenID account, Google account, Yahoo account or AIM account. You can also choose to make your avatar visible or not, well, just try and see ...
There is not much advantage of being a member, but it's maybe cooler to see who's flying around this website.

In the meantime, listen to Goto80 with 'member'.

C hear s!

2008-12-02

Aural diary

Stop
Look

Listen

Under the subtitle "Stop, Look, Listen" the Aural diary publishes audio postcards. Il signore Punck takes a photo and a field recording from the spot he's staying for some reason, and then puts it on his website, all under a by-nc-nd. Enjoy!

Creative Commons and non-commercial: a questionnaire

CC international is urgently seeking for people who want to take 15-25 minutes to complete a questionnaire about the understanding of �NonCommercial� use. The questionnaire runs through December 7.

�The study has direct relevance to Creative Commons� mission of providing free, flexible copyright licenses that are easy to understand and simple to use,� said Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito. �The NC term is a popular option for creators choosing a Creative Commons license, and that tells us the term meets a need. However, as exponentially increasing numbers of works are made available under CC licenses, we want to provide additional information for creators about the contexts in which the NC term may further or impede their intentions with respect to the works they choose to share, and we want to make sure that users clearly understand those intentions. We expect the study findings will help us do a better job of explaining the licenses and to improve them, where possible. We also hope the findings, which will be made publicly available, will contribute to better understanding of some of the complexities of digital distribution of content.�
via CC int.


2008-11-26

Netwaves update

Episode 3.08 gives an update of netlabel news and releases.
Download or listen to [nws084].

Playlist:

01. Don't You Fuckin Die On Me - A.R.E. Weapons
02. Orange River (Netaudio 2008 Remix) - Abyssal Plains
03. Drown - ddd
04. Samurai Showdown - Disrupt
05. Hello Africa - Indian Jewelry
06. Rearview Mirror (Telafonica Version) - Craven Canary
07. � la d�rive - Jan Felipe
08. Peer Down - The Last Sound
09. Breathe - Hol Baumann
10. Psicofonia - Deloise remix - Fuse
11. Happy Sad Song (SwordxL Mix) - BTB
12. New Way Of Life - Astroboyz




2008-11-23

netlabel grafix

Everybody in the nelabel world knows and appreciates Eldino's blog, because of his essential readings about netlabels. Just remember and reread these classics:
- How to start a netlabel?
- What is a netlabel?
- Some statistics
- How-to tag songs?
This week Eldino has published new statistics of netlabel tunes and their genres: it is based on 43.057 downloaded files, and his own tagging. First conclusions are that there is a lot of noise to download, there is lots of electronic dance music, and there is almost no rock music in the netlabel scene. Feel free to participate in the lively discussion about his conclusions on Phlow.





2008-11-18

Netwaves: elektrokatessen

Netwaves surfs on electricity: hmmm, dangerous! Download or listen to episode 3.07.

Playlist:

01. Meteor - Asteroid Killer
02. Revolutions of Cuba - Resn
03. Structure Pink - Yado
04. Chorda Rex - Audacious Clay
05. Thanks Cubito de Hielo - Mexicanchangoz
06. m00n - C
07. Mind Games - Waveform
08. Creep - Josh McCurdy
09. Takeaway Landing - Spheriot
10. Pop Up - TSS Tortue Super Sonic
11. Frostbite - Aerotake
12. A Good Face for Memories - The Linger Effect
13. Everything That Counts - Lucky Misu


2008-11-11

Netwaves: fresh popsounds

Netwaves looks in the eyes of beautiful poppy netlabelsounds. Download or listen to [nws082] Netwaves 3.06: fresh popsounds.

Playlist:

01. Signal to Noise - Please
02. Miercoles (Please Remix) - La Nueva Divisi�n
03. Marzipan Remix - Azoora
04. Avalon - DraCo
05. Seeking - Monk Turner
06. About You Now (Sugababes Cover) - Marek Gabriel Hruska
07. Miranda July - allthatfall
08. Thursday Morning Waking - After The Ice
09. Begin Today - Ten Digit Army
10. Earth - TSS / Tortue Super Sonic
11. � la d�rive - Jan Felipe
12. One Figure Ripple v1 - qxtc
13. Korg Cello - Garo
14. Don't Be Afraid - Takashi Fujimori
15. Tuareg - Rara
16. When I'm dead (Feat Kristin Ahlin) - Plattform 13

2008-11-05

music for late night snacks

RuE9, aka xtatic & baldwin, the new bpm engine under the Netwavers, presents to you a well balanced trip through the fine tech-minimal-progressive house label Stratospherik. The mix presented here to you, can be eaten with a little glitchy starter in A#m, followed by a pumping main dish under the support of a good pair of dancing shoes. The trip ends pretty deep with a dessert in E. Download or listen.

Playlist:

01. DeFrag - Sick arrest
02. Be alone - Loran Valdek
03. Krafttheme - Stratoliner
04. Dainty Day - Stratoliner
05. Machine against the raige - Loran Valdek
06. The cloudmaker - Loran Valdek
07. Threshold - Clarke Cassidy
08. HiT-Jack-HaT - Uriel Asher
09. Purpledrops - Clarke Cassidy
10. Dinky Girl - Stratoliner
11. Laidmeback - Stratoliner
12. She glitch my mind - Clarke Cassidy
13. nippondark - Clarke Cassidy
14. I dont know - Uriel Asher
15. Atonia - Soul minority
16. mind return - Stratoliner
17. Enlighten - Uriel Asher
18. Metadoerfer - Clarke Cassidy


2008-11-04

fresh electronic delikatessen

Netwaves 3.05 can't stop its hunger for new delikatessen that require many watts and even more volts. Listen to or download nws081.

Playlist:

01. Subhumanoid Meltdown - ChopChop
02. Absolutement abdominable - Platform
03. Ame - Laszlo Hollyfield
04. Out Moon (Of) - Ad.R
05. The Beach (Xiom Reconstruction) - Esse
06. AngleDrive - qxtc
07. I Need You To Stop Needing The Love That We Made Together - Fell
08. Subatomic Zoo - The Resonance Association
09. Grand 5 - Apes on Tapes
10. Karmanilinist - bath aide
11. You're a computer - TSS / Tortue Super Sonic
12. Fractal Pants - Bitbasic
13. Black Ft Morbid Monja - ENV(itre)

2008-10-28

rest in peace

Netwaves remembers the netlabels that are not among us anymore:
[nws080] Netwaves 3.04: rest in peace:



Playlist:

01. Almost Quiet - The Noise Tales
02. Die Galaxis - Frank Molder
03. Wind - Kiri Nami
04. Un-Familiar - Philipp Weigl
05. Purple nights (electromix) - bajuri and Erik Levander
06. Slow - Tomas Nordstrom feat. Chill
07. Mort D'un Amant (Dumb Dan Remix) - Kassette
08. Bionz - Dapayk
09. Artemisia - Julius Kinet
10. Wolkenlos - Legolas
11. Shade of Black - Oveloe

2008-10-26

Music for slow food

Netwaver and Creative Commons enthousiast jspr presents some of his favourite netaudio. This first session explores some of the netlabel scene's best electronic soundscapes. Expect a one hour trip through some of the better laidback and easygoing stuff you can find in the world of netlabels.
Download or listen.

Don't forget to listen this monday to our live stream from 21:00 - 01:00 GMT+1 via this link. If your pc does not manage this link well, please download VLC media player, an open source allround audio/movie friend, and drop the link on the player.




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banner: Derk-Jan Hartman cc: by-nc-sa


Playlist:

01. F�r Drei Kalimbas, in F Moll - Trans Alp
02. The Grass Is Greener - Weigl & Hoffmann
03. Sunflow - He-Lux
04. Heizk�rper Lauschen - Krill.Minima
05. 12Peflet - Planet Boelex
06. Caught Your Tumble - Paranerd
07. The Shadow Of John Maynard Keynes - Cellullar
08. Miss Play - Camp
09. Aerfluam - Radarfilm
10. Happy Plingi - My First Trumpet
11. Un Monde Sans Fil - Frivolous
12. Cloudhopper - Kwook!


thesis "Some Rights Reserved"

Jasper, since 2007 a solid collaborator within Netwaves, has written and published his thesis to finish his studies in Cultural Management. The title is: "Some Rights Reserved: Creative Commons in de Belgische muzieksector". The thesis is written in Dutch, but you can find an abstract in both English and Dutch at the download page @ IA, where you can also find the full-text (pdf, 724 Kb). The work is published under the CC license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Belgium. This is one of the first publications about the use of Creative Commons in the Belgian music scene, with interviews with people from the Rock circuit and DJ's/producers.

2008-10-24

actie!


Binnenkort wordt in de Europese Commissie het voorstel gelanceerd om de bescherming op het auteursrecht van 50 jaar op 95 jaar te brengen. Onder de titel "Make sure MEPs hear your views on copyright term extension - get in touch today" geven Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) en Open Rights Group (ORG) enkele tips om uw Europarlementari�r (hier is een lijst van de Vlaamse) te overtuigen om niet voor te stemmen. Je vindt er ook enkele links met argumentaties waarom de EC beter niet het gelobby van de muziekindustrie volgt.
Ik heb Sa�d El Khadraoui al gemaild!

2008-10-23

"A Shared Culture" by Jesse Dylan



"A Shared Culture" by Jesse Dylan is licensed under a CC by-nc-sa license.

More info @ the CC headquarters.

5 years of Electrobel

After Belgium's nr. 1 power plant Electrabel comes Electrobel, the nr. 1 portal of active musicians in Belgium. Netwaves 3.03 talks (in Dutch) with Eneas (Distreality), one of the moderators about 5 years of Electrobel - 'ebel' for the connoisseurs.

Playlist:

01. Protozen Neutrosoft - S-Cape
02. Purex - S-Cape
03. Aeromantics (mArtnr94) - Akwalek
04. Emotional Intentions (mArtnr116) - Akwalek
05. m1221ng (mArtnr105) - Microlek
06. Being Born (Breakbeat edit) - Distreality & Phase2013
07. When - AraLow
08. Damelo Papi - Avozic
09. Speakon - Aphone
10. Missing Something - Owen
11. Oxygen - The Chill Conspiracy


2008-10-22

Netaudio�08 London



Download the compilation of the guest artists of the Netaudio'08 festival in high quality flac-files at the Internet Archive.

2008-10-14

Netwaves bytes again

Netwaves goes electro again with its first compilation 'Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1'. The second part of this episode we offer brandnew tunes harvested by our team.

Playlist:

01. Human (beta) - Reporter
02. Midnight Express - G+Shame feat. Tamara Dinka
03. Diesel Weezil - Ben waH
04. All OK - 7am aka Off Pop
05. Stratograd - 06-22
06. Fred's Track - DDR Rhythm
07. You And The Snow - adcBicycle
08. Earth Breath - Human Terminal
09. Under The Shower Tower - Daniel Gardner
10. Herons Are Mellow - Daniel Maze
11. Min engel complete - draff krimmy


2008-10-11

CC and "Non-commercial Use"

What's keeping many people busy is the meaning of "commercial or non-commercial" use in the Creative Commons license with the 'nc' restriction.
In my opinion, and after discussions with other people, i think that every non-profit and public environment is non-commercial. And in a commercial environment, as long as there is no direct financial transaction involved, it is allowed to use the non-commercial factor, ie. playing music with a 'nc' tag in a commercial restaurant is allowed, as long as they don't sell this music, ie. asking a contribution in the bill (they still have to hang out a playlist though).
Anyway, it's difficult stuff, and the people @ CC are aware of the fact that there's a need for a more precise definition of commercial and non-commercial, so they launched a research study that "will explore differences between commercial and noncommercial uses of content".
You will find the full press release here.
Also have a look at a discussion about this item at Molly Kleinman's blog "CC HOWTO #2: How to use a work with a NonCommercial license". You will notice in comment 8, that the Dutch collecting society Buma/Stemra is rather taking a capitalist point of view, ie, almost everything is commercial, even my website netwaves.org, because of 2 silly Google ads.

2008-10-08

netlabel grafx


Eldino has posted a graphic of the music genres which netlabels cover. This image is generated with a plug-in in Songbird. It is based on 270 netlabels, with circa 38000 tunes (this list is the personal choice of Eldino). 18% of the music has the tag 'noise' which Eldino uses for 'field recordings, harsh noise, power noise, white noise, scream, lo-fi music and analog'.
If your knowledge of Italian is better than that of your Spanish, you can read on more here.

2008-10-05

Netwaves expands in several waves


Three important announcements:
1. Release: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1
Netwaves is proud to present its first virtual CD: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1. This compilation is the first in a series that represent the best netlabel tunes from all over the world. Netaudio is not about profit figures, it's about creativity and independence. For the music lover, this means open, free music without lawyers.
This release gives an anthology of the best electro on the internet from the past 5 years.
Because the musicians use the Creative Commons license, people are free to download, copy and spread the music.
Download your copy here, put it on your website, podcast, blog it, ... but be sure to publish the playlist with the artists!
Check our brandnew netlabel 'Netwaves Records'
Download 'Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1'
2. From monday 6 oct. on, Netwaves will be broadcasting for 4 hours, instead of 1 hour! Netwaves begins its normal formula 1 hour later, ie. 21:00, followed by the brandnew Netwaves.bpm at 22:00. As the name already tells, this will be a more beats related casting, netlabel music revised in a mix under supervision of RuE9. At 23:00 Netwaves.bpm plays guest mixes, found on the internet. 24:00 our own Cap starts his own mish-mash of scapes, texts, wizardry found on the web, and free thanks to Creative Commons. The best stuff will be uploaded from time to time to Netwaves.bpm.
3. This same monday, Netwaves is pointed out by Radio Scorpio to start streaming tests via the internet. You can listen to the stream at this webaddress. This, again, is available thanks to all the netlabels and artists that support Creative Commons.

Check it out! ... and welcome to season 3.00, starting monday 6 oct. 21:00 with [nws077] Netwaves 3.01. Relisten here in the little 'Apture' window (hover with your mouse over this text).

Netwaves expands in several waves


Three important announcements:
1. Release: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1
Netwaves is proud to present its first virtual CD: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1. This compilation is the first in a series that represent the best netlabel tunes from all over the world. Netaudio is not about profit figures, it's about creativity and independence. For the music lover, this means open, free music without lawyers.
This release gives an anthology of the best electro on the internet from the past 5 years.
Because the musicians use the Creative Commons license, people are free to download, copy and spread the music.
Download your copy here, put it on your website, podcast, blog it, ... but be sure to publish the playlist with the artists!
Check our brandnew netlabel 'Netwaves Records'
Download 'Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1'
2. From monday 6 oct. on, Netwaves will be broadcasting for 4 hours, instead of 1 hour! Netwaves begins its normal formula 1 hour later, ie. 21:00, followed by the brandnew Netwaves.bpm at 22:00. As the name already tells, this will be a more beats related casting, netlabel music revised in a mix under supervision of RuE9. At 23:00 Netwaves.bpm plays guest mixes, found on the internet. 24:00 our own Cap starts his own mish-mash of scapes, texts, wizardry found on the web, and free thanks to Creative Commons. The best stuff will be uploaded from time to time to Netwaves.bpm.
3. This same monday, Netwaves is pointed out by Radio Scorpio to start streaming tests via the internet. You can listen to the stream at this webaddress. This, again, is available thanks to all the netlabels and artists that support Creative Commons.

Check it out! ... and welcome to season 3.00, starting monday 6 oct. 21:00.

Netwaves expands in several waves


Three important announcements:
1. Release: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1
Netwaves is proud to present its first virtual CD: Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1. This compilation is the first in a series that represent the best netlabel tunes from all over the world. Netaudio is not about profit figures, it's about creativity and independence. For the music lover, this means open, free music without lawyers.
This release gives an anthology of the best electro on the internet from the past 5 years.
Because the musicians use the Creative Commons license, people are free to download, copy and spread the music.
Download your copy here, put it on your website, podcast, blog it, ... but be sure to publish the playlist with the artists!
Check our brandnew netlabel 'Netwaves Records'
Download 'Netwaves Bytes: Electro 1'
2. From monday 6 oct. on, Netwaves will be broadcasting for 4 hours, instead of 1 hour! Netwaves begins its normal formula 1 hour later, ie. 21:00, followed by the brandnew Netwaves.bpm at 22:00. As the name already tells, this will be a more beats related casting, netlabel music revised in a mix under supervision of RuE9. At 23:00 Netwaves.bpm plays guest mixes, found on the internet. 24:00 our own Cap starts his own mish-mash of scapes, texts, wizardry found on the web, and free thanks to Creative Commons. The best stuff will be uploaded from time to time to Netwaves.bpm.
3. This same monday, Netwaves is pointed out by Radio Scorpio to start streaming tests via the internet. The web-address will be posted as soon as possible. This, again, is available thanks to all the netlabels and artists that support Creative Commons.

Check it out! ... and welcome to season 3.00, starting monday 6 oct. 21:00.

2008-10-03

Copyright news

+ Belgian schools are getting more and more bills from copyright collecting societies. The singing of a simple children song like "Op een klein stationnetje" (In a little station), causes troubles: first there's the copying of the music sheets and texts, then the singing, and eventually the teaching CD, which are all to pay to diferent societies like Sabam, Reprobel, Semu, Simim/Uradex, Auvibel. Now, politicians are asking to make all this more simple in one bill. Read more (Dutch).
+ Flemish libraries offer digital borrowing of music with the 'Digileen' system. One can download from a database of 160.000 tunes, from Keane to Alice Cooper. The 'only' restriction is that this music is DRM protected, and does not work on Mac nor Linux. Read more (Dutch).
+ "Why should a musician who sells one million albums a year be paid so much more than the editor of a national newspaper that sells one billion copies a year?" Tom Whitwell argues that the rock stars of the future will earn less than a Java programmer. Read the whole article.
+ In its latest issue, the magazine Emerce writes about the problems copyright struggles with, the upcoming of Creative Commons, and the uniting of bloggers in a contra-lobby. Read more (Dutch).


Notwaves

Due to a disc failure, no Netwaves this week. Next monday season 3 starts.
In the mean time you get this "thrilling story about a big escape and fight for justice at an italian gas station": Karaoke Tundra - Torta Grande (surrealmadrid), directed by Cattle Show.

Torta Grande



2008-09-24

entering fall

Looking back to the summer of 2008: some attractions. Relisten Netwaves 2.39, the last episode in the v.2 series.

Playlist:

01. Sunshine Radio - Jupiter Makes Me Scream
02. Into The Light (Sddn Dth Rmx) - Brokenkites
03. Solens Sista 120 Dagar - Dorothy's Magic Bag
04. When you walk - Pipo Pegoraro
05. Buried Truth - The Selph
06. I Drink - Awake
07. rnb rumpler - spenza
08. Bonne Buit BN - Hector Zarate
09. Seedin Time in The Oak Room (feat Calendar Girl) - Loveshadow
10. Halazium - ZeniX
11. One World - Red Unit
12. A Esa Edad - Magnetofonico
13. Vasectomie - Divine Holocaust
14. The One With The Lead Guitar - Monomatik


2008-09-19

Happy Birthday to GNU!

25 years of GNU: GNU's Not Unix.





Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States
License



Read more about "What is free software and why is it so important for society?" @ the Free Software Foundation / FSF. See the movie in your language
I also added the FSF to the basics section, together with the wikipedia definition of copyleft. In the read section, there's a link to Lawrence Lessig's "Free culture", or "How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity". Lawrence is the founder of Creative Commons.

2008-09-17

again Ode Cologne

This is the second episode in the post-summer 2008 series, nr. 75 or 2.38. It's an anthology of the compilation "Destination Cologne" compiled by Phlow-Magazine.com.

Listen to this episode.

Playlist:

01. Mehrsprachige Zugansage - Thalys
02. Cable Pollution Results - New Delhi FM
03. The One With The Lead Guitar - Monomatik
04. Lexington - Nika Japaridze
05. More - Breitbandkater
06. Jutro - Phonout
07. Periodic Table - 6884
08. Please Repeat - System-Pi
09. run! - Hydrophobia


2008-09-15

The Freesound Project


Just added this project at the links department > listen > various: The Freesound Project. Their description: "The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to

  • browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more

  • up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license

  • interact with fellow sound-artists!


We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research. Many audio research institutions have trouble finding correctly licensed audio to test their algorithms. Many have voiced this problem, but so far there hasn't been a solution."
Netwaves for example uses for its jingles (by Akwalek) the sample "Dialup" by Jlew (CC Sampling Plus 1.0 License)

2008-09-14

Checkmate

"Checkmate" by pk199: a gorgeous movie made with the 'stop motion technique'.



�streaming on demand� in Belgi� 3.700 keer duurder dan in de VS

De Redactie van Radio Centraal had een gesprek met Greta Van Moer van Sabam over de tarieven die radio's moeten betalen, enerzijds voor de klassieke FM uitzendingen en anderzijds voor de uitzendingen via het internet. Ivm. het internet maakt Sabam een onderscheid bij live uitzendingen in �live streamen�, en in �streaming on demand�. Je kan een uitgebreid verslag lezen bij de blog van de Redactie, en je kan het interview ook herbeluisteren: FM-tarieven en Internet-tarieven

2008-09-13

another presentation about CC

"Finding Alternatives in a Copyleft World" by Helen Poot & Christopher Rios

Read this document on Scribd: Copyleft


cold is getting away: get dressed!

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2008-09-12

cool recent releases












If you like electro and the indietronic spectre of music, this one's for you: Aquilone with Aeleria [muerte012] on Muertepop.
Listen to this emo-electrical Digitone (CC by-nc-sa).

If you're more into post-rock, guitars, distortion and smoke, you definitely must listen to this weird post-post-rock experiment: Candy Claws with 2 songs on 1 album (Peppermill Records [pm009]), one tune of 17:48, the other is a trip of 12:19, fly on with the overpowered Two Airships (CC by-nc-nd).

The third album is more for people who like lounge, arabica, funky jazz and deserts: Rara with Dune on glam-slam [gls010]. Enjoy the funky Miles And More Stars And Stripes (CC by-nc-nd).

What do these albums have in common: there are no really highlights, but the albums have an overall fine musical quality with a feel of restyling 'old' standards.

C hear s!

2008-09-09

Netwaves restarting for ending 2nd season

After a break of 2 months Netwaves is back with episode 2.37 to end the 2nd season with another 4 programs in september. In october season 3 starts with 2 surprises. Listen to episode 74.

Playlist:

01. Transmitr - Textbeak
02. Gayanesh - 100 Aspects of Howie Dunn feat. That Crooner from Nowhere
03. Bruxism - Ebola
04. Portland 2CB - Ebola
05. Big Bad - Automatic Tasty
06. You're A Computer - TSS Tortue Super Sonic
07. Dullness - Wshgaukd
08. Sad - Experience. Hold.
09. Bigger Veins - Senza Valore
10. Wake up & wash your face in tap air - Cherly KaCherly
11. Tattoo - Tiny Creatures Remix
12. Miniatura Sax�nica - b (fachada)
13. Szerelmes N�ta - Soutien Gorge
14. unchoral - aspera
15. Vortex Diva - Automassage

2008-09-06

expert researcher angry at EC

Bernt Hugenholtz, the director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR) (University of Amsterdam) was asked by the EC to give his advise about the proposal for a term extension of the rights of performing artists and phonogram producers from 50 to 95 years. Now, in its report, "Explanatory Memorandum", the EC fails to mention the 2 studies by Hugenholtz's team. So the latter concludes in an open letter that the EC pays more attention to the lobbyists from the record companies, than to the studies by experts in law and economy.
Read the open letter here (pdf).
The 2 studies here and here.

2008-08-31

national public broadcaster starts a social site

This came under my attention via the official CC blog: "The ABC, Australia's national public broadcaster, just launched a CC-friendly social media space, Pool, which is designed to provide a "place for creative content makers to upload their work, publish and collaborate". Pool offers users the ability to upload their content - whatever the medium - under the full suite of CC licences (as well as All Rights Reserved) for other users to reuse and share."
So, this public broadcaster gives a good example of keeping public content open for the public. But i'm afraid there is still a lot of work to do: public broadcasters have to put all their content in the public, because they are being paid by the tax payers. So, all content must be given back to the people who funded it, not by selling it, but by putting it on the internet with an open license. Compare it with open source in governmental institutions.

commercial or not commercial?

40 years ago, in the magical year 1968, rock was about rebellion, anti-capitalism and non-conformism. Nowadays, rock seems to have lost its spirit in favour of money and clever marketeers, resulting in mainstream alternative shit on the radio.
This clip has nothing to do with netlabels, but it could have been in those days, when all these bands were unknown and exploring the musical limits with no commercial purpose, but rather freeing the spirits and minds.
31 august 1968, Pink Floyd at Kastival in Kasterlee, and that is in the middle of nowhere in Belgium. Earlier that year, they also passed Leuven on their tour: anyone been there, in the 'Rijschool'?




Welcome: a short guide to netlabelism.net

Yes, we're being blogged in one of the most popular computer netzines, Zdnet.be and Zdnet.nl. For those readers, i will give some tips to where to start netlabelism.
++ If you're a music fan, you can start to download music by the style of music you like. Warning: out of respect for the artist, i have no direct links to the files, rather a link to the release page, so you also have info about the artist, and you can download the cover as well.
++ If you want to browse by yourselve through the wonderful world of netlabels, there is a short subjective list of the most important netlabels to start.
++ If you want to read about netlabels because you're a student, journalist, researcher, i've compiled a bibliograpy. Because most of the netlabels work with a Creative Commons license, so they can distribute music without lawyers, i've also collected information about this license in the same link.
++ If you have no time, but want to have a quick overview of netlabels, you can download very good compilations from phlow magazine and Blocsonic. In the future netwaves.org is going to review some classic netlabel compilations, and we are also going to set up our own line of compilations by style. You may expect the first release in october, a compilation of the best of electro in the netlabel scene.
++ If you have lots of time, you can navigate in netlabel world with all the links in the navigation section at the left.
++ For the rest, you can do a search on this blog via the search box at the top right.

Have a nice sonic trip around the wonderful world of netlabels!

2008-08-28

Phonocake 50th release on a ... cassette!

Phonocake releases 50th sonic cake "Jugends�nden / Follies of youth", a compilation, on a cassette tape: "Matching the old school spirit that comes with the 10-years-review we decided to present this release only on cassette. It's not the best way in distribution, especially when being a netlabel, but we also want to show the disadvantages of limited media."

Cake bakers are: Madstyle, Bad Comfort, Al Magnifico, Trans Alp, S�ren Matschiste, parmon, Peter Venus, AAA, Deftype, Alec Troniq, Noise-Beyond-Silence and Granufunk.
More piece of a cake here.





From an older release:Trans Alp - Lied der Bergarbeiter Strom [phoke32]





more links galore

More useful links about copyright:
Wikipedia definition of "Copyright"
Wikipedia definition of "Auteursrecht" (Dutch)
Official website from the Belgian department of intellectual property "Belgische Dienst voor de Intellectuele Eigendom: Auteursrecht en naburige rechten", with an extended list of links, ao. collecting societies.

Again, hot stuff for students, researchers and educators.
Check it out in "links > basics".