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The 2006 edition of the popular international music contest Diesel–U-Music is open to unsigned artists playing rock, urban/hip-hop, and electronic music. All of the songs entered into this year's contest will be licensed under CC's Attribution-NonCommercial license, so they can be legally shared, reused, and remixed by people around the world. Go to from now through June 25th to upload your best tracks and earn a chance to perform live in London and receive massive press and radio exposure. Past Diesel-U-Music winners include cut-and-paste superstar Mylo, multimedia mixers inside-us-all, and trilingual rapper Nikka — you could be next!

Música Lliure

Música Lliure

The April issue of Catalonian music magazine Enderrock includes a terrific article about Creative Commons and comes with a CD entitled Música Lliure, which features 19 CC-licensed songs from acts like Cheb Balowski, Dijous Paella, and Orxata Sound System. The CD's bonus track, Gilberto Gil's "Oslodum," provides a sonic — and ideological — link to the Wired CD project, which Enderrock's editors credit as their inspiration. You can download all of the music from Música Lliure for free at

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Director General (Luis Alberto Bolaños) and the Joint Director General (Emilio Saldaña) of the SIP

Sistema de Internet de la Presidencia, Mexico

MAR 2006 The Sistema de Internet de la Presidencia (or Presidency Internet System) ("SIP") is the office in charge of generating and publishing all of the Mexican President Vicente Fox's content and information over the Internet. They host and maintain various websites including the Presidency's main website, "México en Línea" the Presidency's Internet radio station, and "Software Libre" Presidency's website for using the FLOSS project. León Felipe Sánchez, of our CC Mexico team, interviewed Luis Alberto Bolaños (pictured on the right) and Emiliio Saldaña (pictured on the left) to explain why Creative Commons licenses caught the Mexican Presidency's attention. A Spanish version of this interview is available here.

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Second Life

FEB 2006 Second Life, the virtual world created in 2003, has recently been hosting various “free culture” related events in world. Mia Garlick caught up with James Au Wagner, who writes the blog New World Notes as an embedded journalist in Second Life, to learn more about these events and how people who are interested in Creative Commons in real life can get involved in CC and “free culture” events in Second Life.