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Clip of Mike on WNYC

Friday, October 1st, 2004

As we mentioned, Michael Bell-Smith appeared on WNYC on Wednesday to talk about 3 Notes and Runnin’ and he was great: listen to the show. Mike comes in 4 minutes and 45 seconds into this clip. In fact, the whole segment is interesting because the other guest is the director of the documentary Outfoxed which just released all the footage for their film under a Creative Commons license– it’s one of the highest profile Creative Commons releases and should add to the momentum that the licenses have been building.


Friday, October 1st, 2004

Both of our Save Betamax call-ins this week (which were extremely effective from everything we’ve heard) were timed to stop the Judiciary Committee from signing off on the INDUCE Act at today’s (Thursday) meeting. Of course, the big guns in the electronics industry were also out in force trying to head this off. All together, the opposition is really building a head of steam, and the bill failed to make it through the Committee today, which is a big victory and a sign that things may be finally swinging against the RIAA. Senator Hatch is clearly getting frustrated. More from Reuters. Hatch will be trying again at the next meeting, so don’t count this one out yet– and be ready to make some more calls. If you haven’t signed up for action alerts, we’re waiting for you.