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Dan Bull And The ACTA: Anti-Copyright Rap

by | 20th, October 2010

DAN Bull raps “Death of ACTA”. We last saw him aiming a barb at Lily Allen.

ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a mooted international agreement governing international property right law.

Before his X Factor audition, he says:

“I wrote it after reading about the terrifying implications of ACTA. I want it to raise awareness and make people act directly, by joining lobby groups (eg EFF and ORG) and putting pressure on their political representatives. The video was made on a zero budget, filmed and edited with the voluntary help of friends and colleagues. Directed and produced by Russ Houghton, and filmed at the Golden Hinde in Southwark. I’m an unsigned, unsignable geek rapper and activist, determined to make a living out of my music whilst sharing it all for free. Not sure how that will work yet, but working it out is all part of the fun.”

Only rapper to be called a thief without stealing
Download an MP3 for free, these people hit the ceiling
I’m just a citizen that’s teaching you a lesson
for restricting my freedom of expression
How can ideas be possessions when they’re freely replicable?
Hence unapplicable property laws are reprehensible
Didn’t Jefferson express his opinion on the matter
when he said inventions shouldn’t be given a patent
What happened to that thinking, we’re stuck in a pattern
where the people with everything are keeping everything from us who haven’t

Spotter: Geekosystem

Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink