Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music

From: Jan Depner <eviltwin69@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Mar 11 2006 - 23:19:37 EET

On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 17:16 +0100, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> R Parker wrote:
>
> >>>anyone had a look to http://www.jamendo.com ?
> >>>***
> >>>Philippe
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >I have.
> >
> >
> >
> >>Looks very promising!
> >>It looks like they already have that infrastructure
> >>set up?
> >>I'd never heard of that site - thanks for the link!
> >>Looks like they're using the 'tags' idea already.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >>From their page titled, Our rules;
> >http://www.jamendo.com/us/static/engagements/
> >"We are committed to exclude all "explicit" content
> >(sex, racism, ) both in the music and in the
> >advertisements."
> >
> >A predominant theme behind this conversation has been
> >Freedom. Yes or no? The statement from the Jamendo
> >rules is not something that anyone who values freedom
> >would ever enforce upon anyone. Unless that person is
> >just to ignorant or naive to get it. To the defense of
> >the Jamendo organizers maybe they are just dumbasses
> >and not nazi's, fascists or fucking pigs of whatever
> >flavor is in favor. And that's about the best defense
> >they deserve.
> >
> >There is no integrity in censorship. The Jamendo crew
> >can kiss my American ass.
> >
> >ron
> >
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> >
> >
> So you're telling us that you can value freedom and be a racist or a
> sexist at the same time?
>
> And you really believe that if you want you can administer a service
> like jamendo avoiding any kind of censorship without considering any
> legality issue?
>
> I'm trying to be calm.
>

    Stay calm ;-) I tend to agree with Ron, censorship is censorship,
period. Freedom of speech is only meaningful if it covers all speech -
especially speech you or I don't agree with. I don't like racists but
they have the right to be obnoxious assholes if they want to ;-) (and I
have the right to call them obnoxious assholes which I'm sure is
offensive to the racists ;-)

-- 
Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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this we should do freely and generously."
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Pennsylvania for his "Pennsylvania Fireplace", c. 1744
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