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'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'

GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) 31 Jan 00 - 09:16 PM
GUEST,Okiemockbird 01 Feb 00 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Okiemockbird 24 Feb 00 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,Okiemockbird 28 Mar 00 - 10:54 AM
Chocolate Pi 28 Mar 00 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 09:16 PM

A somewhat mythologized view of the opposition to the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, in the form of a broadside ballad, has been posted here.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 01:58 PM

f.Mud.I,

The "Dennis Karjala" of the ballad is clearly a mythologization of the ASU Law Professor who maintains this website, and who submitted this testimony to the house in 1995.

The "wise man Peter Jaszi" appears to be based on the law professor who gave this testimony to the Senate in 1995

The "valiant maid Mary Brandt" would be based another law professor who set up the EXTENSION-L mailing list.

One suspects that the alligators are a fictional embellishment.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 10:54 AM

"The Ballad of Dennis Karjala" has now been posted here and here.

T.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FREE SOFTWARE SONG
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 10:54 AM

Here is another copyright-related song, this one by free software guru Richard Stallman.

For those who don't want to click, I append it below.

Does anyone know the Bulgarian tune that Stallman mentions, "Sadi Moma" ?

T.

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The Free Software Song
[To the melody of "Sadi Moma"]

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free. x2

Hoarders may get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That's not good, hackers, that's not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We'll throw out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free. x2

Melody of Sadi Moma, a Bulgarian dance tune.
(Dash means previous note continues; there are seven beats per measure.)

D-CB-A- B-CBAG- G--A--B C--B-BD A--A--- CDCB---
D-CB-A- B-CBAG- G--A--B C--B-BD A--A--- A------

Copyright 1993 Richard Stallman Verbatim redistribution permitted if this notice is preserved.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 01:59 PM

at an informal geekfest a few weeks ago, we downloaded an mp3 of this from RMS's website where he sings the song himself. The recording is very low quality, and the tune seems to be fairly open as well.

Chocolate Pi (running LinuxPPC)


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 02:00 PM

oops, should have checked the link in the preivious post; it's right up at the top there, an .au file.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:03 AM

Here's another copyright song:

D.M.C.A.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 18 May 00 - 11:56 AM

The link to the "DMCA" song no longer works. Here is one that does: D.M.C.A.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 22 May 00 - 12:56 PM

Another copyright-related song. I like this one a lot: The Mudcat Came Back.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 22 May 00 - 12:59 PM

The Mudcat doesn't seem to accept spaces in an href, so you'll have to scroll down to find the song. T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 May 00 - 02:11 PM


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 24 May 00 - 12:45 PM

Here is a humorous picture of Richard Stallman as "Saint IGNUcius": http://www.stallman.org/saintignucius.jpg

Here is the Music Relief Association which seems to want to narrow the public performance right from a right of public performance to its older form, a right of public performance for profit. (As I understand the history, the "for profit" qualification was dropped in the 1978 revision of the copyright law.)

Narrowing the public performance right has advantages and disadvantages. I wouldn't want to broaden it, but regardless of whether we narrow it or not, I think we need a thorough reforem of the music licensing system and (I never tire of stressing this) a shorter copyright term.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird
Date: 24 May 00 - 12:47 PM

Oops: the Music Relief Association is here.

T.


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Subject: RE: 'The Ballad of Dennis Karjala'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 01:19 PM

"I had a little agent, my agent pleased me" (to the tune of "I had a cat and the cat pleased me", which unfortunately I can't find in the DT) is another lyric which deals with copyright issues.


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