Papa, what is a DMCA anyway? And Similes by Eluvium…

Photography by cookiemonstah

Hey teamo.  Real quick follow up to yesterday’s #musicblogocide2k10 conversation, there are two articles up about it that may be of interest to you, one by Song By Toad and one at The Guardian.  Good reads and worth a few minutes of your day.

Look, when the DMCA sends a notice to a record label’s blog telling them that THEY are in violation by posting their own music… Well, something ain’t right.  Yes, Blogger’s actions were cold, blind, and mean, but they aren’t the root of the problem, just the nagging pain when I do this.  Are the labels/artist not telling the DMCA what they are doing & giving away?  Does the DMCA just not care?  Exactly “who” is the DMCA?  A ragtag band of music guardian angels out to save the music world one mean blog at a time?

Yeah, DMCA is a law, but someone’s using it to cause a ruckus where no ruckus should be!!!


Anyways, for now, TSURURADIO continues HOOOOO!

As does old man fucking winter…  Jeezy, snow, snow, snow, cold, cold, cold.  Fuck it.  I rode my bike.  So nyah, Mr. Winter.  But with the cold and snow and the delightful fire after coming in from it, comes the cocooning, near-melancholy, beauty that is Similes by Eluvium.

C’mon.  I deserve at least 2 internet points for THAT segue, right?

Can’t say I’m all that familiar with Matt Cooper’s work.  According to wiki, it’s usually ambient instrumental.  Personally, when it comes to ambient instrumental, I prefer sounds of the rainforest or whales singing.   Eluvium seems to like it to because I swear in “Cease To Know” I heard a blue whale bringing the heat.

Yes, this is ambient, it’s peaceful, and it’s absolutely lovely.  It’s a blanket, maybe even a quilt, you know, the kind passed down from generation to generation, with a certain smell that’s all your own, wrapped up all tight.


I just reeeeally want a snow day.

Either way.  Beautiful.  Enjoy!

01 Leaves Eclipse the Light
02 The Motion Makes Me Last
03 In Culmination
04 Weird Creatures
05 Nightmare 5
06 Making Up Minds
07 Bending Dream
08 Cease to Know

Eluvium linky links!  Myspace | Official | Label



4 comments for “Papa, what is a DMCA anyway? And Similes by Eluvium…

  1. February 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    I prefer sounds of a river running through, and that’s not a reference to Brad Pitt.

  2. Tim
    February 11, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Nice segue indeed, but ummm… the people keep getting confused as to what the DMCA is, and I feel somewhere popular like here would be a good place to clear things a a little bit (hopefully).

    “Yeah, DMCA is a law, but someone’s using it to cause a ruckus where no ruckus should be!!!” – absolutely true.

    The DMCA do not send notices – labels/RIAA/IFPI send out DMCA notices to bloggers. A DMCA notice is basically a cease and desist letter/email telling you (or your host) that the person/label/IFPI sending it have the copyright of the material and you/your host should take the material down or you will be taken to court.

    The DMCA is a law and shorthand for saying DMCA notice, and is used by the legal arm of various organisations to get copyrighted material taken down, but it is not an organisation or group in its own right.

    Sorry for being a bit anal about this but I think its quite important.

  3. February 11, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Hey Tim,

    Totally follow you, but the problem seems to be the ability to anyone to file these DMCA notices regardless of the legality of the file in question. So, the label says, “here, post this!” but then great secret unknown person gets to file a DMCA and shut you down for posting it. That’s a problem. Any and all notices or filings or whatever should go 1st and foremost to the owner of the material before going to the “offender”.

    That way, the owner can say, “nah, Mr. RIAA, it’s totally cool, I gave Tim that mp3 in a PR email and asked him to post it! See?”

    But to let DMCA notices go out to Blogger or hosters or my mom without that check point is careless and not fair.

    You can’t arrest me because you think I may be breaking the law! You got to get some proof first, man!

  4. February 12, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    I’m not commenting about the deletion rubbish, even though it sucks, but I did want to tell you that the MJ pic cracked me up! Laughed out loud, I did.

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