Comments on: NIN’s brilliance http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/ Blog, news, books Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Adrian Lopez http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20450 Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:10:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20450 A small point with regard the idea that you have to “accept [the license] to play” is that clicking on a button should not be construed as a sign of acceptance. It often is, but it shouldn’t.

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By: Natali http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20449 Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:26:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20449 It is totally cool. A lot of people have been asking why nin.com aren’t running a fan remix competition – it’s because the NIN Hotline are running one instand. We’re closely linked with nin.com, and we have a bunch of prizes (vinyl, stickers, etc) up for grabs for the best remix. Seems to be pretty popular, especially now there’s a torrent of raw .AIFF files for folks on Windows/*nix/old Mac’s to download and convert. I think the last count was 116 remixes. Which, in less than a week, isn’t half bad.

It’s not the only thing that Trent’s doing that’s net based. He’s well aware of the fanbase on the net, so he’s making a PDF file downloadable once the album goes on sale (May 2nd/3rd) with extended artwork inside. The album artwork is pretty minimal – he’s said he gets frustrated with the jewel case format – so he decided to take the majority of it out and make it available for everyone to download instead.

Pretty interesting stuff IMO.

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By: Doug Cutting http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20448 Tue, 19 Apr 2005 17:32:10 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20448 George Clinton’s been publishing stuff since 1993 that you’re free to remix for non-commercial uses, and that’s cheap to use commercially.

Check out the Wired article Hey Man… Smell My Sample. Is Clinton’s quote the origin of Lessig’s use of “share-cropper”?

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By: Jon http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20447 Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:07:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20447 Moby did something similar in the early nineties with “Everytime You Touch Me”. I’m not certain what the license arrangement was however.

I also recall a story about Limp Bizket soliciting “riffs” at an outdoor event a few years ago under the guise of a guitarist search. Without researching the information, I believe that participants waived all rights to their creations in order to take part. I had heard that several of these pieces made it onto the band’s next album, gratis of course.

A quick Google search turns up this account of the story.

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By: adamsj http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20446 Tue, 19 Apr 2005 09:57:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20446 The earliest example of something like this I can think of would be Todd Rundgren’s The Individualist, which I’ve never owned or even had a copy of to toy with. Can someone knowledgeable compare the two efforts? I’d be fascinated.

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By: Peter Rock http://www.lessig.org/2005/04/nins-brilliance/#comment-20445 Tue, 19 Apr 2005 05:21:08 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/04/nins_brilliance.html#comment-20445 Not the share-cropper culture that some icons have imposed (the star owns the remixes) (Mr. Bowie, e.g.)

As Michael Tiemann would say – Esse Quam Videri Mr. Bowie…

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