Monday, October 13, 2008

The Media Challenge: Millennials Need News -- But Also Opini

There are true Millennial leaders, but their voices need a platform.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Prez Candidates on Net Neutrality

You know how the candidates feel about net neutrality by those who support the candidates.

See who supports them, and you know their position. Simple enough.

Remix Culture

I am at the Free Culture 2008 Conference at UC Berkeley. After coming off of working on Lessig's Remix, interesting to hear the perspectives involved in Remix culture.

Panel 1: Remix: An Ethnomusicological View

Mark Perhlman

**Remix has more meanings that one.

**Star Spangled Banner melody was from an 18th Century English Drinking song.

DJ Ripley

**Distinctive nature of Baltimore Club music, picking up on what has been remixed to produce the songs (A little of The Police at 11:32 a.m., the Spiderman theme song, and disco--Also, It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right)

**Dance Hall music

Much of our popular music calls on common history.

Dance party tonight--working demonstration.

Anthony Falzone--Fair Use Project, SLS

Protecting Fair Use..right on!

When and how you can use existing works to create new ones...Campbell v. Acuff Rose--2 Live Crew case

"Might not be an 'aesthetic improvement' over the original song"--case focused on what YOU actually did with the copyrighted work--Ah, yes, was it TRANSFORMATIVE.--2 Live Crew as a Parody

No answer to the sampling question yet--> law is moving in the right direction, law can be pushed to a place where a right to use music to make new music will be embraced

Got to push FAIR USE!

Even Biggie got sued...Bad Boy built on unlicensed samples. Nobody argued Fair Use. "Combs dropped the ball, he did not pick up the fight."

"We don't know if fair use works because no one has picked up the fight."

Fair Use Victories

Tom Forsythe--Barbies and Fair Use

Jeff Koons--Niagara--borrowed one of the pairs of feet which appeared in Allure...Gucci sandals...How I loved Art Law! (Court focused on transformation, OK for Koons to use the photo)

Parallels to Remix with Music...Got to bring this into music remix.

Global Lives Project

Background Music in Documentary Films

Global network of collaborators based on Creative Commons licenses

The issue is using music as the background music for a non-profit documentary.

United Nations University has a Media Studio--


Whether Girl/Talk is fair use or illegal art?

Falzone-hard to translate literary and artistic paradigms to music

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


As I meet with people in LA and work on expanding my business, I have people referring to me as a "lawyer." I politely correct them (**State Bar, I should get some bonus points for that), and let them know that I will not be official for another 42 days. (If I pass that is...knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, pray).

So, for now, I will call myself a "legalista." As I define it for now, it for women in the interim period to esquiredom.

Itching to practice...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

InternetNews Realtime IT News - McCain, Obama Agree to Open

The Open Debate Coalition succeeds in making the debate format more open and user-generated.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Remember This?

Just found this from a presentation I did a while I type on my Macbook and check my Iphone.