Technically Forever

Posted by Al | Techy,Thoughtful | Thursday 12 March 2009 5:08 am

Since any digital file, whether it be photo, video, audio or written post can be copied and reposted by anyone with access to it, once released to the intetnet every piece of information can potentionally live on forever. Now ask yourself, “Have I ever allowed anything on the net I would be ashamed of?” (for example, see Hate the Radio)

Copyright Frank Edward Nora

Posted by Al | Audio,Techy,Thoughtful | Tuesday 27 January 2009 3:45 pm

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Attribution:

Special Thanks To:
Frank Edward Nora

Music By:
Penmachine – Striking Silver

Penmachine – Fakeout

Brad Sucks – Theres Something Wrong

Brad Sucks – Dropping Out Of  School

Download – copyrightfrankedwardnora.mp3

Monty PythonAccording to the Recording Industry, giving away copyrighted material for free will always result in the loss of sales. The proof is in the pudding. More and more creative entities are releasing their own property to clamering audiences. Thereby building the loyalty base and word of mouth. Time and time again they are seeing an increase in sales as the free work drives people to want more. Take the case of Monty Python. After so many years of poorly copied VHS tapes traded between fans, and low-quality videos online being the only content people could find, the creators have started their own YouTube channel with high-quality files for free. They are reporting an astronomical increase in sales, boosting them to the top 5 on Amazon.com. Independent artists like Brad Sucks, or main stream artists like Nine Inch Nails are both finding that making their material available online for free, under a “pay what you want” plan is good for business. Even in a resession, Americans want to be entertained. When they are trolling the internet to find something to pass the time, they will start with what is available for free, but when they find something they like, they will pay to get more of it.

New Media

Posted by Al | Audio,POMP,Ranting,Techy | Sunday 28 December 2008 1:54 am

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POMP

Various Source Tracks by Brad Sucks

Download – newmedia.mp3

Many people are beginning to realize the web can be used for more than just email. They are starting to use their computers as TVs and Radios. Sadly, just as the tide is turning, the internet service providers are attempting to hold our data hostage. They are gearing up to blackmail the US public with downloading limits that could stifle our entertainment. They need viewers to continue to watch and pay for cable TV. They broadbandcannot justify quadrupling the price of an internet connection since they have been overcharging for the amount of speed and reliability they currently offer. Their only option is to lie about how much it really costs to deliver the web and act as though the internet can be “used up”. They sell our content like it’s their property. The local governments have been bought and paid for many times over to allow anti-competitive behavior by giving licenses to one company in each area. The companies don’t have to compete, and therefore, have no reason to provide excellent quality of service for a fair price. Since these companies provide a service much like law enforcement or the postal service maybe they should be voted in and out of service like other government entities. They will take the money out of your pocket if you continue to allow them. Demand something better.

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