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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Copyright and Songsmith

On the death of copyright by capabilities like Microsoft Research's Songsmith. Downloadable system that lets you accompany yourself, with some adaptation AI embedded. The article considers the further legal implications of the Web and copyright. The author states: ' ... That there is copyright infringement here is almost beyond dispute. Let me put it this way: as a copyright lawyer myself, I would not want to be defending [the user's] side in an infringement suit ... '

This alerted me to the fact that there has been a flurry of activity using Songsmith. Seems like anything that makes an amateur look good at a socially interesting skill is an attractive concept. A kind of human augmentation. Blogging has worked.

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