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p2p app for sharing and ranking uncopyrighted music
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Take an existing p2p app like Gnutella. Add some sort of metadata to the id3 tag, like "copyrighted: no" and then use it to distribute and find uncopyrighted music.

Give users the ability to rate songs or mark them as illegal copies.

Eventually, people just start sharing tons of good, free stuff.

Oh, and I want it to have some sort of collaborative recommendation engine.

Craniac, Jun 26 2003

Live Music Archive http://www.archive.org/audio/etree.php
[krelnik, Oct 17 2004]


       "tons of good, free stuff" - I don't doubt that that exists, but most kiddies only seem to want what they want, without respect to copyright. I'm not clear how this disincentivizes rampant copyright infractions.
DrCurry, Jun 26 2003

       This sounds like it might break the monopoly the RIAC has on the distribution of music and film on the planet. We would have a huge pool of talent to pull from rather than just the entertainers the industry is willing to bring to the forefront. It does sound half-baked in that it is similar to what mp3.com does isnt it?
haywardt, Jun 26 2003

       I'm guessing you're not a songwriter, [TomBomb].
snarfyguy, Jun 26 2003

       [M-F-D] Baked   

       If you've ever looked at an id3 tag, you'll notice that it already has provisions for indicating whether or not it is copyrighted. Most rippers ignore this, though.
Freefall, Jun 26 2003

       It is not a P2P application, but the Live Music Archive (by the same crazy folks that built the Internet Wayback Machine) is otherwise pretty close to what you describe. As the name would suggest, they focus on live performances where the artist has given permission.
krelnik, Jun 26 2003

       Great feedback!   

       I suppose that artists could *choose* to release an occasional freebie. Currently, there isn't much decentralized, widespread means for sharing free music.
Craniac, Jun 30 2003


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