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New Channels: Free Culture TV and Yes, We’re Open!

July 25th, 2008 by admin

Hello again, I’m Parker Higgins, of the Miro summer team. Today I’m unveiling two brand new channels to the Miro guide. Without further ado, I present Free Culture TV and Yes, We’re Open! Free Movies, Music Videos and TV.

The goal of these channels is to showcase interesting and entertaining material from all over the internet that’s been released under open licenses. Free Culture TV is more specialized, and will contain programming from the Free Culture movement: documentaries, lectures, or short films that address the struggle against a permissions-based society. Yes, We’re Open! will have all kinds of entertainment, from feature length movies to documentaries, shorts, music videos, and anything else you can imagine, all openly licensed.

So, what is open licensing? Open licensing is an alternative to the “all rights reserved” associated with copyright. When people assign an open license to their work, they are giving the public certain rights, like the freedom to copy and distribute, or to remix and mash up, depending on the terms of the license. One popular example are the Creative Commons licenses, which are applied to many of the videos in these channels.

I’m still working on uncovering the best streams of content, so if you know of any real gems, please drop me a line at parker[at]pculture[dot]org. You can subscribe in Miro by using the following links:

9 Responses to “New Channels: Free Culture TV and Yes, We’re Open!”

  1. [...] Miro team have put their summer video intern, Parker Higgins to work launching two new channels for the open-video application:  The goal of these channels is to showcase interesting and entertaining material from all [...]

  2. [...] Parker Higgins from NYU Free Culture interned there this summer and has made two new Miro channels, Free Culture TV and Yes! We’re Open!. FCTV is all Free Culture related stuff and Yes! is a channel which only shows freely licensed [...]

  3. [...] New Channels: Free Culture TV and Yes, We’re Open! [...]

  4. alllie says:

    You need to let us browse before you make us subscribe.
    I don’t see a browse button.

  5. parker says:

    Hello Allie,

    You can browse the channels in the Miro guide by clicking on the first links. Alternatively, you can browse the RSS feed in your browser by going to the webpage for either of the channels ( http://www.freeculture.tv and http://www.freeculture.tv/yeswereopen ) and clicking on the attached rss feed.

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  8. PoNdZo says:

    Miro looks goodi thinking of downloading it…are all the channels free?? case that would be cool!!! :D

  9. mark says:

    I was thinking of downloading some of these channels, especially since they are free.
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