Interdictor goes CC.

 

From now on, all material released by Interdictor will be licensed according to CC BY, or
Creative Commons Attrtibution 4.0”.

Creative Commons Licence

This will cover everything released as well as upcoming releases.

 

This gives YOU the right to use Interdictor audio and material in any way you want,  both for commercial or non commercial purposes. Possible uses include listening to, downloading, sharing, uploading, printing, selling or renting. You could use our music in movies or commercials, or you could remix it and give or sell the remixes.

The only thing we want in return is to be attributed as the creators of the original content. You’ll find more information about the CC BY license here.

So why don’t we default to the good old “Copyright” spell and spend our efforts on finalising our upcoming release rather than bothering with licensing formalities?

The word “copyright” is a legal concept of information control and has roots stretching as far back as to the 15th century, where books almost exclusively were produced in monasteries. Besides keeping the prices well out of reach for most people, the catholic church could and did control which information that went into print.

When Gutenberg invented the printing press in year 1451, the Catholic church raged against the new technology and the liberation of information it represented. Heavy lobbying activities were directed toward European rulers. In France, a law was enacted, strongly prohibiting the use of printing presses and any violators would be executed. However, the law was circumvented by a large number of print shops just outside the French borders and illegal imports of printed matter.

Eventually, the use of the printing press spread and with it, knowledge and ideas. Furthermore, criticism against the ruling church spread through Europe which ignited the process that lead to the protestant reformation.

The phrase “copyright” was created in the mid 16th century in London where queen Mary I committed herself to reverting England to catholicism. Her eagerness to persecute protestants rewarded her with the nickname “Bloody Mary”. She shared the fear of the printing press with the Catholic church but she was also aware of the failed attempts to ban it, despite threats of severe punishments.

Instead, she worked out an agreement covering the London printers guild. They were only to print approved matter and in return they would be granted monopoly. They would be granted copyright.

The agreement proved to very profitable for both parties which made it a success. However, Mary I died just one year later and was succeeded by her sister who didn’t share her sisters catholic plans for England which remained a protestant country. However, the copyright lived on.

 

Fast forward to the 21st century:

The internet has changed the way we interact socially, spread ideas and share culture. The history repeats itself and when browsing through the history of the copyright concept, it is obvious that the peoples need to share and retrieve information will make them risk punishment if necessary, even if they might have to face the hardest possible punishment within the law.

As the major media producing corporations are watching their revenues decay, they are getting desperate. More and more aggressive countermeasures are being deployed. While the driving force behind the lobbyism of the media corporations is clearly commercial, this interest quite often coincides with state governments desire for control.

Today, the battle is not about file sharing, nor about what is illegal or not within the scope of electronically transmitted media. The battle and the consequences of its outcome is now about the foundational principles of the internet and what it will become in the future.

 

Will it be a non-governed, non-commercial global communication platform which ultimately could redefine the concept “democracy”?

Or a delivery and marketing platform, moderated by governments and fueled by corporations where your rights are proportional to the amount of money you are able to spend?

 

That is why you´ll never find a copyright label on anything Interdictor.

 

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Cold war remaints of Togliatti.

About 1000 km east of Moscow lies a city which could be best described as The Automotive Capital of Russia: Togliatti (Толятти).

Hosting not only one the largest automotive factories in the world, Togliatti is also home to a very unique museum: “The Technical Tuseum / Технический музей”. Due to it´s incredibly large collection of past-time military equipment, this place is a dream come true for any photographer equipped with more than just a tiny taste for industrial or history.

 

 

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All photos by Henrik Sundberg and Linda Fredling.

 

 

 

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A Critical History of Industrial Music

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A few days ago S. Alexander Reed published a book called Assimilate: A critical history of industrial music. I stumbled upon an exiting interview with the author wich you can listen to below. I recommend anyone interested in Industrial music or who want to know what industrial music is to listen to this interview. I recognized a lot of what I value in Industrial aside from the sounds and the music itself.

As interesting as I found the interview I might just go ahead and order the book from Amazon. I will get back to you and tell if there was something interesting between those sheets.

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