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Copyrights To Reach Deep Space 247

bs0d3 writes "Voyager 1 is expected to reach interstellar space soon. It will be the first made made object to cross the heliosphere, which is the final stop in our solar system. Voyager 1, famously contained a gold phonographic record. The record was filled with iconic sights, images, and sounds from earth, and the prevailing message, "we come in peace". The disc was [composed] by a man named Carl Sagan, and it contained many pieces of art, songs, and images, that are all copy-written. According to NASA, 'Most of the material they used was copyrighted by the creators/owners and Sagan had to get copyright releases in order to assemble the original record. Subsequently, Warner Multimedia was able to obtain copyright releases for the 1992 version of "Murmurs of Earth" .. Unfortunately, the book and CDROM are no longer being published and are hard to find as a set.'"
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Copyrights To Reach Deep Space

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 04, 2012 @11:27PM (#40547453)

    I spent a long time searching for a copy of the CD. I scoured every used bookstore I could find. I found multiple copies of the book, but never the CD. Couldn't even find it on ebay. Finally, someone on Demonoid put up a torrent. I contacted the original seeder and he had searched long and hard just like me. It's a remarkable collection of music. Such a shame the music we chose to share with the universe as a testament of who we are cannot be shared amongst ourselves.

  • by Joe_Dragon ( 2206452 ) on Wednesday July 04, 2012 @11:45PM (#40547605)

    The ISS seems to be in a area of lax copyright law.

    As they can easily get TV shows, first run moves (still in movie theaters)

    "If the crew wants specific movies, music or TV shows, we can uplink them to the server and they can then access them from any computer."

    "Crew members aboard the ISS can request specific films and TV shows to be uploaded to a central file server, which they can then watch on any of the Station's laptops." []

    And I don't think they run windows and I don't think Hollywood likes a very open media server with out a direct internet link.

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