WHO OWNS WHAT?
To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
Suppose you drop a family photograph on the subway,
is it still yours? Not if Brian Dunn finds it. He collects lost
photos and makes them his own. Next time on To the Best of Our
Knowledge "Who owns what?" If there are copyrights
are there copy "wrongs?" And who owns water? Coke and
Perrier think they do, and they're doing something about it.
Visit the Web Extras
for this show!
Steven MacDonald plays bass. He recorded
himself playing along with the band White Stripes' latest CD.
Then he made the altered music available on the internet. We hear
before and after samples and MacDonald tells Steve Paulson what
he did and why. There's more of both versions of the music on
the Web Extras page. Also, Siva
Vaidhyanathan is the author of "Copyrights and Copywrongs."
He talks with Jim Fleming about the history of copyright and says
it was intended to preserve future creativity.
Maude Barlow is the co-author (with Tony
Clark) of "Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Theft of the
World's Water." She tells Jim Fleming that corporations are
taking over the world's water, often with the assistance of governments
who privatize municipal water systems. She thinks water belongs
to everyone and should be held in trust for the future. Also,
Charles Monroe-Kane reports on Brian Dunn, who "finds"
other people's photographs and then keeps them. Some of the found
photos are on our Web site on the Web
John Freyer decided to sell everything in
his apartment on E-Bay. He tells the story in a book called "All
My Life for Sale." As he explains to Anne Strainchamps, all
sorts of people bought his stuff and he later went to visit some
of them. You'll find pictures and stories about his stuff on his
website: All My Life
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 03-03-16-B.
- Maude Barlow, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop
the Corporate Theft of the World's Water (New Press)
- John D. Freyer, All My Life For Sale (Bloomsbury)
- Siva Vaidhyanathan, Copyrights and Copywrongs
- Thievery Corporation, "Samba Tranquille"
and "Indra" on the Mirror Conspiracy CD on ESL Records
- The Roots, "Sacrifice" on the Phrenology
CD on MCA Records
- Miles Davis, "Concierto De Aranjuez"
on the Sketches of Spain CD on Columbia Records
- The White Stripes "Dead Leaves and the
Dirty Ground" and "Little Room" and "I Think
I smell a Rat" and "Now Mary" on the White Blood
Cells CD on V2 music
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