All the music in this compilation available for free or under creative commons by these 21 wonderful artists. Their music has been distributed through the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks with FrostWire. Continue reading
Javier “Barrapunto” Candeira writes:
“Last Monday the Spanish Government sent the parliament the latest draft for the Ley de Economia Sostenible (Sustainable Economy Act), which contained riders modifying the current laws on copyright and interactive services. These amendments give the Spanish Ministy of Culture the administrative power to take down websites (or order ISPs to block those hosted overseas), all without a court order and in the name of ‘safeguarding Intellectual Property Laws against Internet Piracy’. For this reason some of us have written a manifesto that is being published today all over Spanish weblogs and media.”
A group of journalists, bloggers, professionals and creators want to express their firm opposition to the inclusion in a Draft Law of some changes to Spanish laws restricting the freedoms of expression, information and access to culture on the Internet. They also declare that:
1 .- Copyright should not be placed above citizens’ fundamental rights to privacy, security, presumption of innocence, effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.
2 .- Suspension of fundamental rights is and must remain an exclusive competence of judges. This blueprint, contrary to the provisions of Article 20.5 of the Spanish Constitution, places in the hands of the executive the power to keep Spanish citizens from accessing certain websites.
3 .- The proposed laws would create legal uncertainty across Spanish IT companies, damaging one of the few areas of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of startups, introducing barriers to competition and slowing down its international projection.
4 .- The proposed laws threaten creativity and hinder cultural development. The Internet and new technologies have democratized the creation and publication of all types of content, which no longer depends on an old small industry but on multiple and different sources.
5 .- Authors, like all workers, are entitled to live out of their creative ideas, business models and activities linked to their creations. Trying to hold an obsolete industry with legislative changes is neither fair nor realistic. If their business model was based on controlling copies of any creation and this is not possible any more on the Internet, they should look for a new business model.
6 .- We believe that cultural industries need modern, effective, credible and affordable alternatives to survive. They also need to adapt to new social practices.
7 .- The Internet should be free and not have any interference from groups that seek to perpetuate obsolete business models and stop the free flow of human knowledge.
8 .- We ask the Government to guarantee net neutrality in Spain, as it will act as a framework in which a sustainable economy may develop.
9 .- We propose a real reform of intellectual property rights in order to ensure a society of knowledge, promote the public domain and limit abuses from copyright organizations.
10 .- In a democracy, laws and their amendments should only be adopted after a timely public debate and consultation with all involved parties. Legislative changes affecting fundamental rights can only be made in a Constitutional law.
Note: This manifesto is the work of several authors, and the property of everyone. Copy it, publish it, pass it on as you will.
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At the end of November 2008 the FrostWire and FrostClick team set out on a mission to find talented unsigned and indie artists and labels that were willing to share their music under a Creative Commons license or for some form of free distribution agreement.
We’re proud to announce that today March, 31st 2008, we’ve been able to share over 500,000 copies of free music and video. The amount of data shared so far is well over 47 Terabytes, at absolutely no cost to the content creators. Another plus of this content being shared over FrostWire is that all this content now has thousands of seeds in Gnutella as well, where it’s now available to millions of Gnutella users.
|1||ESPSIX “Collection of House Music”||Music||67,190|
|2||Back ELement, A Major Minority||Music||60,553|
|3||Ray Sytes, Guyanese Pride||Music||49,672|
|4||Farkus, Thought you should know||Music||41,184|
|5||Cartel, Tha Throwback||Music||38,944|
|6||Matt Pond, The Freeep||Music||38,447|
|7||Sean Fournier, Oh My||Music||35,374|
|8||Brad Sucks, Out of It||Music||34,758|
|9||Mike Falzone, Fun With Honesty||Music||32,256|
|10||Audra Hardt, Superficial Superstar||Music||30,447|
|11||K Sparks and DJ Pajozo, Definition||Music||25,754|
|12||Tiara Wiles, This is Tiara||Music||19,724|
|13||Big Buck Bunny||High Definition Short Film/3D Animation||19,088|
|15||Georgia Wonder, Hello Stranger||Music||4,995 (*)|
If you are an artist or content creator willing to share some of your work for free so that others experiment and get to know your work you should take a look at the requirements to be promoted on FrostClick and FrostWire.
(*) Georgia Wonder’s Torrent file was hosted and tracked by The Pirate Bay, therefore we don’t have the number of completed downloads.
We know it was a very popular torrent the week of the promotion because it was among the top 20 seeded music torrents.
This torrent also was also published to the Mininova tracker where it shows another 9,232 completed downloads as of March 31st, 2009.
FrostWire hits the half-million BT mark by p2pnet
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Interview with Cory Doctorow, Part 1: Copyfight and Creative Commons
Sean Fournier Blog: Contributing to FrostWire’s Milestone
We wonder if FrostWire had anything to do along the chain of events that lead to this, he mentions the VH1 person who contacted him had gotten his hands on the free album thanks to a friend from MTV. (who could at some point gotten referred through a friend of a friend that downloaded it with FrostWire? who knows)
Whatever the case, we feel very happy for Sean Fournier and we thank him for sharing his awesome music with the world.
About Sean Fournier
Sean Fournier is the first artist to ever be featured on the FrostWire welcome screen by the FrostClick team.
Sean Fournier is an American-born musician, more commonly known for his free album Oh My. This lyrically-driven singer/songwriter’s style stretches across many genres including folk, acoustic, and pop.
FrostWire™ is positively on the news this morning showing how P2P can achieve great things when artists have an open mind when it comes to sharing some of their work for free.
As of FrostWire™ 4.17.0, we can promote legal content, or important information using the FrostWire™ welcome screen. We’ve vowed to never use this screen for spam or evil purposes of any kind, only to help content creators of all kinds (musicians, film makers, writers, software programers, photographers, video game shops and independent professionals) that are willing to share some of their work for free, or under creative commons licenses get their message across our ever growing network.
Sean Fournier is the first musician to do so, in only 4 days his 6 track album “Oh-my” was shared via FrostWire™ by over 25,000 users, at the time of this writing the download count by the torrent tracker is 27,923, saving Sean almost 1 Terabyte of data sent, plus having his music on tens of thousands of computers and who knows into how many portable music players.
You can read the full story on FrostClick.com, our initiative towards the distribution of 100% free and legal content over FrostWire™.
Here’s a press release we found this morning on the news:
Milford, CT (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 — Musician Sean Fournier harnesses the power of Peer-to-Peer networking to distribute his free album, ‘Oh My’, to hundreds of thousands all over the world via FrostWire’s welcome screen. Within the first weekend, this exposure returned over 25,000 complete downloads for this independent singer/songwriter.
Spread it like the plague.
Fournier’s ‘Oh My’ is the first free album download to be featured on FrostWire’s Welcome Screen, which is a new feature designed to help musicians and content owners share their media for free on the FrostWire network.
‘Oh My’ is a six-track album which was created to be 100% free. Sean encourages his listeners to download it, share it, give it friends and family – and do anything within their power to “Spread it like the plague.”
If you’re a professional content creator willing to share some of your work for free to get more exposure and thus increase your sales, contact us at FrostClick.com
FrostClick.com – Sean Fournier’s “Oh My” – A great Free Album