Napster Killed The Pirate-Star

…Or maybe Napster created the Pirate Star. Either way, people have always stole music and art, but this became a common problem when Napster allowed ‘mass file sharing’. As a result – literally overnight – founder/creator Shawn Fanning changed the music world forever. People no longer were handing off burned CD’s to one or two […]

Sweden Piracy Law Gives IP Addresses To Copyright Holders

I learned today from Total Format that Sweden is attempting to put an end to piracy – specifically peer-to-peer networks. The editor, Detomah, mentioned how Sweden has a very large piracy community (roughly 8% of the population), and The Pirate Bay is actually based in Sweden. Basically, this new law allows copyright holders to approach […]

Why Creative Commons Rocks!

Creative Commons is the new Copyright. I refer to it as Copyright 2.0 Why is this important, well, because my music is licensed Creative Commons which allows people to use my music, mash it up, and do what they want with it. Here’s the license which allows you to remix, mash-up, do whatever you like. […]