Wrote to Rapidshare (again) for hosting illegal “Winter Rose” files. I really think that these companies should have to be liable for hosting copyrighted material and am well aware that Congress decided they don’t have to be. Well, it’s not the first or the last time Congress made a dumb decision. A bartender is responsible for how drunk a customer gets and can get fined large sums of money if he pours a drink for someone who is quite intoxicated… and yet internet companies can sell or host stolen goods without any responsibility whatsoever? In fact in many cases, if a copyright owner wants to protest, they have to write a letter and fax or mail it. That means while the thief can open a free account in under 10 minutes, the protest by a copyright owner can take weeks to get a response.
I know the argument is that they are just building the road and are not responsible for what people do on that road, but that’s just a cheap geek-excuse (geexcuse?). A road is never harmless. With a new road up the mountain China invaded Tibet. Without that road they would have never been able to move enough people and machinery to Tibet…
Why don’t we call it a fully automatic weapon instead of a road. Doesn’t sound so harmless anymore, does it? Ah, we are in the Wild West phase of the internet… comes with the territory.
Speaking of becoming rich… 280 million USD – quite the windfall for Last.FM. Using creative content that musicians provided, of course. Did we get a thank you or some money? Of course not. Unless I can hear some good arguments for keeping my music on Last.FM now that it is owned by CBS, I will delete the SSRI account. Speaking of hip small companies that were bought by large corporations, Momus has a rant about Flickr today.
Coffee at Café Ladro – photo by Stevo. Their latte is excellent and like an italian cappuccino, the cappuccino is a Starbucks monstrosity with dry foam heaped on top.
It was nice to return to the Triple Door, venue for my first solo concert in April of last year. Nice evening.
If you find yourself at Caffe Ladro again, I highly recommend the pie. I’m partial to the berry pie, but most of my friends and family swear by the apple.
If I’m not mistaken Cafe Ladro was the same place Mario & I visited last year while in Seattle and it was FAB!
I knew that was at Cafe Ladro! Yummi!
Tuesday night’s 9:30 show at the Triple Door was amazing! I’ve waited so long to hear you live, and what a wonderful venue to see you in for my very first time. I could go on and on about how electric and sereal and awe-some the experience was for me, but am afraid it would make me sound like a starstruck teenager. Well, in a way that is exactly how I felt. I sat front and center and could feel every note with every fiber of my being, I couldn’t sit still, just had to move with the music (see, told you). Please come back to Seattle again and again and….
Thanks to you all for such a memorable evening. I am so looking forward to seeing you again!
On a whim, I tuned into a music station i don’t listen to often, and they had a phone-in to win 2 tickets to your Triple Door concert Wednesday evening. I won, and we were at the late show last night. I had not heard of you…but as soon as you started to play, my husband’s jaw droped, and he said, ‘That’s Ottmar Liebert!’ He has listened to your amazing music for years (in his art studio, mind you, a sanctuary, which I rarely enter). I now know why!
We had a fabulous date (not an easy task with two teens & all the craziness of life), and I thank you, and the other three amazing musicians, for an evening of body-bliss music. I will be listeneing to you daily.