8static 1A Feb 2011
8static 1A
February 19th, 2011
7:00pm

music:
crashfaster (SF)
minusbaby (NYC)
Decktonic (NJ)

visuals:
noteNdo (NYC)

Pre show:
Copyright, Creative Commons, and Your Music by Bit Shifter
Making your music (or other digital art) available online is a great way to get seen and heard. It’s also a great way to get your work appropriated and used in ways you may not have foreseen or intended. Understanding the fundamental principles behind the idea of copyright is an important first step in protecting your work — not just from malicious intent, but also from simple misunderstandings or incorrect assumptions on the part of those who might enjoy your work enough to want to use it in their own way. This presentation is intended to shed light on the basic concepts behind intellectual property — owning what you make, and defining how it can (and can’t) be used. In this discussion we’ll touch on what copyright is, what Creative Commons licenses are, how they differ, and how they can be used together to protect your work, while still allowing it to be enjoyed by others.
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