Birdsong as I saw it

Red Hat’s Birdsong. Here’s my understanding:

As an extension of nature (e.g. a birdsong), music is freely shared by fellow beings. Music performance is transcribed (by composers like him). Technology then allows magnetic tape recordings. Then digital. Digital recordings are then shared globally via the Internet. All seems good.

Unfortunately, music listeners endure intentional hampering through DRM (the birdcage). Musicians and listeners cut loose 20th-century business models (the string), setting music free from digital restrictions.

Now we just need birds to whistle motion pictures.


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