Marco’s hideout

tech, mountainbiking, cyclocross, politics, tattoos, photography, 8-bit computers and more

Posts for Tag: buma

Proposal for anti buma song lyrics - volunteers?

Quick edit of "We are the world" lyrics:

There comes a time when we heed a certain call

When the world must come together as one.
Creativity is dying and it's time to lend a hand
To freedom - the greatest gift of all.

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone somewhere will soon make a change.
We are all a part of internet's great big family

And the truth
You know
Freedom is all we need.

We are the web
We are the generation

We are the ones who share a creative world

So let's stop buma.
There's a choice we're making
We're sharing our despise.
It's true
We'll have better web
Without buma

Well
Send buma your hate

So they'll know that they should stop

And our sites will be stronger and free.
As the web has shown us by reaching two point oh

And so we all must lend a helping hand.
We are the web

We are the generation
We are the ones who share a creative world
So let's stop buma.
There's a choice we're making
We're sharing our despise.
It's true
We'll have better web
Without buma

 

(there's a lot of fine tuning to be done here, I guess, but I'm no songwriter!)

Copyright killed the video star

(continued from original)

 

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh. You might have heard of the new Buma/Stemra license called Fair Play. They will charge the whole Dutch web community for embedding musicclips. Let’s try to push the limits of this license. The web and the new economy are about multiplying information. Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail it, upgrade it.

Let’s see how far freedom of information goes. Please film the copy of the copy of the copy of the Bubbles video above and post the video on your blog with this text underneath it. Your blogreaders should do the same and together we form a chain of information. Let’s create a loophole of information and find out when copyright gets killed because you cannot hear which song is in the video anymore.
Let’s resist the new license that would kill new forms of creativity. Let’s question the question of public space and fair use. Technologic. Technologic!

(yeah, sorry, at the end there's the sound of paper ripping.. that was the BUMA license leaflet!)

Voor de Nederlanders, teken deze petities: