[cc-community] Copyleft And Commerce

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Sun May 28 17:55:36 EDT 2006

On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 17:42 +0100, Rob Myers wrote:
> On 26 May 2006, at 13:55, Greg London wrote:
> > So maybe the problem is that the meta-data, super-searching
> > idea is too diffuse for a seed project. Maybe what's needed
> > is a search tool specifically for music. Can software analyze
> > tracks and find beats, find keys, figure out if its in a
> > major or minor key, and all that?
> I believe so.

Humans can do this as well via tagging.

> > The central site could then also combine the software
> > analysis of music with the listening patterns of its
> > users, to get some "taste" metrics. And you've got a
> > hyper-intelligent radio station that only plays the
> > music you want.
> I think last.fm may be doing this sort of thing.

Yep.  BTW, anyone using last.fm should join the CC "group" --

> > So, maybe the seed project is really just a music
> > search tool. Something that can listen to tracks
> > and get its tempo, speed, major/minor, stuff.
> > Maybe combined with a website so that it can track
> > user's preferences, and allow users to "program"
> > radio stations for other listeners, which then
> > also helps music contributers find tracks they
> > can use.
> Certainly this is a different, and very creative, way of approaching  
> the problem of getting a critical mass of work. It also keeps the  
> democratic element, which a central self-imposed free music  
> organisation might not.

Somone should add the features to http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CcHost
and run a pd/by/by-sa only instance. :)


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