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Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries

Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries

The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when formulating policy in this field. In the last 20 years, copyright and  patent holders in different fields of industry and art have entered into a period of redefinition. Today, the copyright that served to  protect the interest of creators in the last centuries  is a barrier of invention and knowledge-sharing. » Read more

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How to kill a dinosaur in 3 easy steps

In 2000 the punk rock band NOFX released an album called Pump Up The Valuum. When I first heard the CD, I immediately took to the song "Dinosaurs Will Die." (Warning--contains explicit lyrics) Shortly thereafter I got into the open source movement, and I cannot count how many times the lyrics from that song have stuck out in my head. » Read more

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Nobody here: Jamendo and open music culture

I sign my songs "Nobody here." I thought about it from the first moment when I started to make music, about 16 years ago. I always tried to be different, especially when I was young. My music was also different than what everyone else was listening to at the time and I felt I had to choose a different name. It is probably a bit strange, and an uncommon name for an artist, but somehow I think it goes well with my style.  In time it started to mean something since I knocked on many doors, trying to produce an album with my music. I was refused for being "uncommercial." » Read more

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Open music: is it viable?

"Open source is a good idea, but no one uses it in the real world." "We can't risk our business on open source--where are the major players?" "We need to know it can work." If you've worked in the IT industry for the past ten years or so, you can remember similar quotes. » Read more

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