Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-4-2014: Piracy … !

Oh, my lord, but that’s an ear-worm top wake up to, first thing in the morning.

An ear-worm, so you know, is a piece of catchy music that you can’t get out of your head.

They’re an occasional pain in the proverbial.

OR a sample of incredibly beautiful music your sub-conscious is trying to remind you of: for what-ever weird, sub-conscious reason your sub-conscious — obscurely — has.

I’ll have that sentence figured out, at some point.

At ANY rate, the ear-worm my sub-conscious thump me with … ?

Was the song, Alone Again Or, by Love.

Well … if you’re going to have an tune floating around you head for no apparent reason … ?

It may as well have one of the best songs ever written … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s piratical questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 10th April, 1710, saw Great Britain’s first Copyright law come into force: known as the Statute of which British queen … ?
Q2) Which royal house did she belong to … ?
Q3) Prior to this act, copyright had been regulated by which what: the Copyright Act, the Licensing Act or Printing Act, of 1662 … ?
Q4) The Statute in Q1 originally applied to what: newspapers, magazines or books … ?
Q5) In modern times, copyright covers many things: including films, music recordings, and computer software.   Does it also cover sculpture … ?
Q6) The Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works — the international Copyright Treaty — is better known how: the Berne Convention, the Lucerne Convention or the Zurich Convention … ?
Q7) What name is given to illegal copies of films, albums or books … ?
Q8) More to the point, illegally recorded live gigs are know as what: bootlegs albums, arm-sleeve LPs or hijacked CDs … ?
Q9) BitTorrent programs allow people to illegally share films and music over what: the TV network, internet or radio … ?
Q10) What was the name of the notorious Swedish file sharing site whose owners were tried in 2009?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th April, 1860, saw Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville make one of the oldest sound recordings ever made: a version of an traditional French song.   Which French song: Au clair de la lune, Frere Jacques or Sur le Pont d’Avignon?
Q2) 9th April, 1585, saw Sir Walter Raleigh leave England: on a expedition to form an English colony.   On which North Carolinian island?
Q3) 9th April, 1984, saw dozens of flying pickets arrested: during which year long strike in the UK … ?
A3) The Miners Strike.
Q4) 9th April, 1991, saw which country declare itself independent from the (then) Soviet Union?
A4) Georgia.
Q5) Finally … 9th April, 1961, saw the Pacific Electric Railway close operations.   In which US state did it operate?
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.”
Friedrich Nietzsche.
And this song … 

Have a suitably piratical† Thursday.

*        Wouldn’t you know it, Debbi … ?   The coroner say’s the post-mortem — so far — is inconclusive.   It seems they have to wait for the toxicology report.

†        Firefox — in particular — has add-ons that allow you to directly download video content from sites like YouTube.   The content can then be played as video content on your machine: or converted into audio-only content, that can be played on whatever MP3 player you own.   Not that I’m encouraging it.   It’s illegal.   Obviously … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah. I've just managed to upload a video of myself doing a kind commercial! :)

1. Anne
2. Stuart
3. the Licensing Act
4. books
5. yes
6. the Berne Convention
7. bootleg copies
8. bootleg albums
9. internet
10. The Pirate Bay