Have you ever looked for public domain videos or music files? Well if you have I found a pretty good site to get them from.
The Internet Archive has tons of Movies, TV shows, TV commercials, music and audio for you to choose from most of them being public domain.
Some examples are The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Andy Griffith Show, The night of the living dead and Hercules (Movie).
The Internet Archive is basically a digital library of anything that can be in digital form and best of all it is free.
Visit the Internet Archive @ http://archive.org
The Creative Commons licenses enable copyright holders to grant some or all of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of information.
The project provides several free licenses that copyright owners can use when releasing their works on the Web. It also provides RDF/XML metadata that describes the license and the work, making it easier to automatically process and locate licensed works. Creative Commons also provides a “Founders’ Copyright” contract, intended to re-create the effects of the original U.S. Copyright created by the founders of the U.S. Constitution.
All these efforts, and more, are done to counter the effects of what Creative Commons considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. In the words of Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and former Chairman of the Board, it is “a culture in which creators get to create only with the permission of the powerful, or of creators from the past”. Lessig maintains that modern culture is dominated by traditional content distributors in order to maintain and strengthen their monopolies on cultural products such as popular music and popular cinema, and that Creative Commons can provide alternatives to these restrictions.
For more info goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
Last time I wrote how RJB-Radio is always looking for new Artists and how you could submit music to Jamendo
Well here is a little about Jamendo So you know who and what I am talking about
Jamendo is a music platform and community combining:
Creative Commons/Free Art License licensed music
BitTorrent and eDonkey for full album downloads
Ogg Vorbis and MP3 encoded audio files
An integrated rating and recommendation system
Tags and reviews to discover artists
Voluntary donations to artists through PayPal
All music on Jamendo is free to download and licensed through one of several Creative Commons licenses or the Free Art License, making it legal to copy and share, as well as to modify and make commercial use of for some, depending on the license. Jamendo allows streaming of all of its thousands of albums in either Ogg Vorbis or MP3 format, and downloads through the BitTorrent and eDonkey networks.
According to one article on Jamendo’s business model, Jamendo’s use of voluntary donations represents the first serious attempt for a file sharing site to provide a direct way to pay artists. In January 2007, Jamendo provided an advertising revenue sharing model for artists. While sites such as YouTube are still implementing plans to offer artists a share of their advertising revenue, Jamendo claims to let artists keep 50% of the revenue generated and almost 100% of the donations that Jamendo visitors give, go to individual artists.
Based in Luxembourg, Jamendo is multilingual. While the website was primarily in French at first, there are now complete, official versions in English and German available as well, along with as of September 2006 incomplete versions of the site in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Italian.
Visit Jamendo Now
Well one of my many pet projects has launched. its a shoutcast based Internet radio station
Only 10 listener ports at the moment, considering my min wage job it amazing I could even
afford that from a server host. The music is all Creative commons licensed so no copywrite worries and you can go to www.jamendo.com to download the albums of the artists I play.No commercials and only a occasional station id plug 🙂 you can visit its web site at http://rjbradio.barbierfamilly.com