3 Count: Phat Beats

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1: Facebook Employee Reveals Killer Facebook Music Feature In Deleted Tweet

First off today, Facebook is expected to announce Facebook music within the next hour but already some details seem to be leaking out as one employee, Ji Lee, Facebook’s creative directory, tweeted that “The ‘Listen with your friend’ feature in ticker is blowing my mind. Listen to what your friends are listening. LIVE” The service, supposedly a partnership with Spotify, is due to be formally announced today at Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference and is expected to provide all Facebook users with free access to millions of tracks they can listen to and share.

2: Vimeo Launches Music Store to Help you License Music for Videos

Next up today, not to be outdone by Facebook’s music announcement, Vimeo has made one of their own. However, this one is geared toward using music in videos, not toward listening. Vimeo has launched a music store where users can license musics from a variety of sources, including fee Creative Commons tracks and paid tracks. The bulk of the tracks, some 33,000, come from Audiosocket while another 11,000 come from Creative Commons sources. The cost is free for Creative Commons tracks, $2 for paid tracks for personal use and $98 per paid track for professional use. Vimeo makes it easy to find the track you need by search for mood, tempo or genre of the song you want.

3: Movie Institute Feels Pain Of IP Address-Only Piracy ‘Evidence’

Finally today, the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) has been deflecting accusations that it uploaded several movies to The Pirate Bay after an anti-piracy firm traced the films back to IP addresses owned by the organization. However, SFI has responded to the accusations saying that the addresses in question are shared not just by every employee of the organization but by other tenants in the building and even an open wifi in the lobby. Despite this, the SFI audited its firewalls and logs and said that no wrongdoing could be found. The antipiracy firm involved, DoubleTrace, has refused to turn over its evidence to the SFI, which SFI says bars it from doing a more complete investigation.


That’s it for the three count today. We will be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.

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