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  —David Gerrold (science fiction writer), Science Fictionisms, p.51.

covers & licenses to cover

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 10:35 am

Slate just ran an article on cover albums (“Copycats – The cover album makes a comeback” by Franklin Bruno, 2005/6/23), which is interesting timing considering that the Register of Copyrights has proposed to eliminate the compulsory cover license. [Lessig covers (ahem) the issue and responds to commentary from Importance of Being Ernest and Joe Gratz].

algorithmically similar posts:

» divine licensing: god and the gang of four, 2005-10-12 (score:31)
» US copyright lobby madness, 2007-02-21 (score:29)
» more artist innovation in music distribution, 2007-10-02 (score:21)
» happy birthday is free after all, 2008-05-07 (score:21)

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