In its attempt to create a right to sue for “making available”, the RIAA has argued, at the oral argument in Elektra v. Barker, and more recently in its opposition brief in Warner v. Cassin, that the term “to authorize” in the preamble language of 17 USC 106 means that merely “authorizing” something is tantamount to “infringement”. This argument was recently repudiated by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Latin American Music Co. v. Archdiocese of San Juan. - Recording Industry vs The People.

Anarcho-syndicalism, side note

01. Creeps on CandyDr O (at)
Wonders Of Giardia (Alternative Tentacles, 1999)
02. Dead and GoneTrainwreck (at)
God Loves Everyone But You (Alternative Tentacles, 1997)
03. Noam ChomskyBig Business And The General Population-A Nation Divided (at)
The Emerging Framework of World Power (Alternative Tentacles, 2003)
04. Pilot Scott TracyTake A Flight II (at)
We Cut Loose (Alternative Tentacles, 2006)
05. Zeni GevaHeathen Blood (at)
Desire For Agony (Alternative Tentacles, 1993)
06. The (International) Noise ConspiracyA Body Treatise (at)
Live At Oslo Jazz Festival (Alternative Tentacles, 2003)
07. Zolar XSilver Shapes (at)
Zolar (Alternative Tentacles, 2004)

note: Okay, too many impressionistic posts, so here is an obvious and practical list. The relationship between music, IP ownership, international trade, and ultimately relationship between people. I always thought blog could be more than just “la la la” we bop our head today. It should be Something that bop hard, rock the boat and better world through more information. … maybe. In the list: Chomsky and Alternative Tentacles. Enjoy. PS. watch the video of famous TV argument.

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4 Responses

  1. squashed says:

    Part II of the argument video.

  2. squashed says:

    I find this term very interesting in term of alternate way to arrange information control vis a vis power structure… even in art

    so here is another linkie..


    but a society that was organized on the basis of organic units, organic communities. And generally, they meant by that the workplace and the neighborhood, and from those two basic units there could derive through federal arrangements a highly integrated kind of social organization which might be national or even international in scope. And these decisions could be made over a substantial range, but by delegates who are always part of the organic community from which they come, to which they return, and in which, in fact, they live.

    QUESTION: So it doesn’t mean a society in which there is, literally speaking, no government, so much as a society in which the primary source of authority comes, as it were, from the bottom up, and not the top down. Whereas representative democracy, as we have it in the United States and in Britain, would be regarded as a from-the-top-down authority, even though ultimately the voters decide.

    CHOMSKY: Representative democracy, as in, say, the United States or Great Britain, would be criticized by an anarchist of this school on two grounds. First of all because there is a monopoly of power centralized in the state, and secondly — and critically — because the representative democracy is limited to the political sphere and in no serious way encroaches on the economic sphere. Anarchists of this tradition have always held that democratic control of one’s productive life is at the core of any serious human liberation, or, for that matter, of any significant democratic practice. That is, as long as individuals are compelled to rent themselves on the market to those who are willing to hire them, as long as their role in production is simply that of ancillary tools, then there are striking elements of coercion and oppression that make talk of democracy very limited, if even meaningful.

  3. Moka says:

    shhh squashed has discovered youtube! :P Very interesting video, I’ve read only one book of Chomsky in the past and it was centered on his linguistic theories rather than his political views. Is there any recommendation you might have for me?

  4. squashed says:

    what? his book?

    His famous one is “Manufacturing Consent”, if you are into foreign policy and geopolitics/general US politics. It’s analysis on US media in relation to the power structure. That media content is very much created to manufactured perception about the power that be (corporations, ruling power). (eg. soft propaganda, as oppose to hard propaganda in most totalitarian countries.)

    For general into: “The Chomsky Reader” (cheap and fun), “Language and Politics” (collection of writings, another cheap and fun book)

    I think his best work is all on the web (radio interview, TV clips, his smaller writings.) Those are tightly related to events. He is at his best, IMHO when he is on live conversation setting. Very engaging.

    His linguist/post structuralist works are way over my head.

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]