Beside the mainstream

Sat, 11 Aug. 2007     Thomas Bendler     ~ 2 min to read

It looks like that nowadays the music industry focus more and more on their profit and lost the focus on the customer. In the end, this could result in situations where I could be fined for making a copy of a CD with DRM that I officially bought. With DRM applied I have in principle no permission to make a copy of the CD to play it e.g. in my car. So for me, it was time to search for alternatives without such kind of legal restrictions.

I found a license which is comparable to the General Public License but for creative commons, the Creative Commons License. For example music under this license is free to copy and distribute, a great development (like the GPL stuff). If you want to listen to music licensed by this type of license (and you like electronic music), visit

Beside my own observations, you can read three articles at Heise Open (german links) article 1, article 2, article 3 which talk about open music, books and so on and so forth, really interesting.

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