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IsoHunt adds thousands of authorized albums

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2008 20:31 User comments (7)

IsoHunt adds thousands of authorized albums IsoHunt, the public torrent site currently in legal trouble with the MPAA, has announced that it has made a new partnership with Creative Commons music distribution site Jamendo and will offer over 10,000 free and authorized albums on the site.
Despite coming under attack from the MPAA in 2006, IsoHunt has refused to shut the site down and continues to add features to the site. The main feature is the continued addition of Creative Commons licensed content. All CC media is free to be shared and licensed by its creator. The most notable use of CC recently is Nine Inch Nails releasing their Ghosts album earlier this year, for free, using a CC license.

Jamendo is a site that indexes Creative Commons licensed music and just recently hit 10,000 albums available. Adds Laurent Kratz, CEO of Jamendo, “Jamendo uses the Creative Commons licensing scheme to keep the rules very straight forward : copy as much as you can eat, the artist, the right-holders are ok. The new thing about partnering with a torrent portal like isoHunt, is that Jamendo has started an editorial work on top.”

“We receive up to 500 new albums per week, from more than 60 countries in the world,
” Kratz added. “In order to maximize the interest of millions using torrent search engines every day, it was critical to only highlight a subset of all the albums we receive every day. It’s not about discriminating one band from another, it’s about getting anonymous BitTorrent fans to Jamendo, and discovering unsigned bands from everywhere in the world.”

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7 user comments

121.6.2008 20:43

Ummmm.........cool?!.........

Go iso-hunt! FIGHT THE POWER!

221.6.2008 21:49
fgamer
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But are they good albums? Probably not, but it's still a good effort especially offering it for free.

322.6.2008 19:19

Originally posted by fgamer:
But are they good albums? Probably not, but it's still a good effort especially offering it for free.
How on earth did you manage to come up with that statement!!!!
Give yourself a good shake!!!!!

422.6.2008 20:33
varnull
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Mmmmm.. nice... Charlie Manson released his latest album under the CC earlier this year. There you go.. a man who never committed a crime, yet has been locked up for close on 40 years.. yay.. free USA!

523.6.2008 12:47
lynchGOP
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Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
But are they good albums? Probably not, but it's still a good effort especially offering it for free.
How on earth did you manage to come up with that statement!!!!
Give yourself a good shake!!!!!

Please clarify your senseless and deservingly stifling point. What's the problem with the previous statement?

623.6.2008 15:44

Wow, i don't even want it if it's free... waste of time and effort...

730.6.2008 10:25

fgamer, that is a pretty ignorant statement to make!

I am not flaming you just your thought process. I had been thinking that same logic but I have gotten more enlightened. Some indepentent stuff is good. RIAA has sh1t for brains! Do you really trust them to know what music is good?

I rescently was listening to XFM radio, which I don't normally do. I heard quite a few bands good enough for me to write down. I have yet to find a source for any of them. I am figuring they are ALL independant.

I say give the independants a break. Do not assume they are garbage before you listen to them.

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