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Free Music Archive: Interview: Brewster Kahle on Radio Free Culture

Free Music Archive: Interview: Brewster Kahle on Radio Free Culture | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Brewster Kahle, the founder and digital librarian of The Internet Archive (archive.org), was our guest on Radio Free CultureJune 25th, 2012. He was interviewed by Ken Freedman, WFMU's station manager.Radio Free Culture is a series on WFMU and the Free Music Archive where we focus on digital culture and issues like net neutrality and piracy, digital rights, archives, libraries in the internet, all with WFMU’s own particular digital viewpoint. The following is a transcript of the program which can be heard over here.

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Free Music Archive: SXSW 2012 Playlist: Free & Legal MP3s by 122 Artists

Free Music Archive: SXSW 2012 Playlist: Free & Legal MP3s by 122 Artists | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

With so many great bands descending on Austin this week, it's a great opportunity to pull some gems from the FMA library. Enjoy free & legal mp3s by 122 artists who'll be in Austin during SXSW Music (March 13-18) and check out what FMA curators WFMU, KEXP, DUBLAB and CBC Radio 3 are up to in the lone star state.

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Free Music Archive: Fight For Your Right To Copy: Beastie Boys, "Now Get Busy"

Free Music Archive: Fight For Your Right To Copy: Beastie Boys, "Now Get Busy" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

I was devastated to learn that Adam "MCA" Yauch left us on Friday. His life is full of moments to celebrate: License to Ill-era shenanigans on Japanese TV; the dense sample-based lyricism of Paul's Boutique; his return to the bass on Check Your Head and Ill Communication informed by the decade of musical exploration that followed the group's formation in NYC's hardcore scene.

 

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Free Music Archive: Free Music Archive Is Still Online. Let's Keep It That Way.

Free Music Archive: Free Music Archive Is Still Online. Let's Keep It That Way. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

You may have noticed that freemusicarchive.org, is still accessible. We'd prefer to stay online even as we stand with the 7000+ sites who are voluntarily blacked out to send a message to the U.S. Congress. It's unclear whether the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) could actually stop online piracy, but it's clear that these proposed laws would threaten a lot of healthy online activity -- including those that support independent artists.

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