Robocopyright: Dan Bull's rap anthem for the defeat of #Article13

Just in time for a continent-wide day of street demonstrations against Article 13 and the new Copyright Directive, British rapper Dan Bull (previously) has released a furious, amazing new song about the regulation: Robocopyright. More than a 100 MEPs have pledged to vote against the measure on Monday, and it's not too late for you…

Copyfighting rapper Dan Bull to record industry: Bye Bye BPI

Copyfighting nerd rapper Dan Bull's latest track is "Bye Bye BPI." He created the video by asking his musician Facebook fans to submit photos of themselves holding messages to the British Phonographic Institute (the UK equivalent of the RIAA or IFPI). Here's Thomas "CommandLine" Gideon commenting on Bull's astonishing production process: It is astonishing how…

Dan Bull's #occupywallstreet rap

Copyfighting British nerdcode rapper Dan Bull sez, "I've now made a rap video for #occupywallstreet. The video mixes Radiohead's Street Spirit with dubstep and my own lyrics."   Dan Bull's Stupid Injunction: rap about the UK's sexy, censoring … Musician's open letter, sung to Peter Mandelson, Britain's Pirate … Musician's open letter, sung to Lily…

Dan Bull's Stupid Injunction: rap about the UK's sexy, censoring super injunctions

Copyfighting rapper Dan Bull's latest track is "Stupid Injunction," a song inspired by the UK's "super injunctions," a process by which wealthy individuals and large companies can get court orders forbidding the disclosure of embarrassing facts about their lives, and forbidding any mention of the injunction's existence at all. The InjunctionSuper Twitter account purports to…

'The Art of a Political Revolution' for Bernie Sanders

In Los Angeles but ending this weekend, you can check out an #ArtistsForBernieSanders show in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. My beautiful friend Souris Hong is one of the curators/organizers/promoters, and you should really read her personal story of involvement. "I live in a country where I can come from a refugee camp…

Nerdcore Net Neutrality rap

Nerdcore rapper Dan Bull recorded this Net Neutrality rap today and crowdsourced an excellent video for it in three hours, with the help of his Twitter friends.

Lessig: "A Time For Silence," for Aaron Swartz

Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz (2002). Photo: Rich Gibson CC BY "My three year old, Tess, putting her arms around my neck, holding me as tight as she possibly could, promising me 'the doctors will put him back together, papa, they will." Lawrence Lessig writes exactly one week after the death of his friend and…

Crowdsourced anti-SOPA rap

Copyfighting nerd rapper Dan Bull made an anti-SOPA video. He says: Regarding the video: I first suggested the idea of collaborating on a SOPA track on Twitter a couple of days ago, asking for help with themes and lyrics. After I finished writing the song, I put a post on my Facebook wall asking people…

Wall Street Spirit

Musician Dan Bull (YouTube) created this rap mix of Radiohead's Street Spirit to honor the protests in New York and elsewhere. "I made the song because I believe the monetary system needs to be reviewed, and the peaceful nature of the protests inspired me to get involved," he writes. "Being in the UK I couldn't…

Dead Island trailer mashed up with Shaun of the Dead

Dan Bull (best known as the British copyfighting rapper behind such ditties as Dear Lily) was inspired by the wrenching trailer for zombie game Dead Island, and so he re-created it using footage from Shaun of the Dead. Says Dan, "Somehow the star Simon Pegg found the video, and got in touch with me to…

Anti-Microsoft rap

Copyfighting rapper Dan "Dear Lily" Bull has a new rant up, this one about Microsoft and the horrors thereof. Dear Microsoft (an open letter by Dan Bull)   Musician's open letter, sung to Peter Mandelson, Britain's Pirate … Home Taping is Killing Music: funny video about UK record … Anti-ACTA rap – Boing Boing Musician's…

Anti-ACTA rap

Copyfighting rapper Dan Bull (he of Dear Lily Allen fame) has just released a new track, "Death of ACTA," about the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a privately negotiated super-copyright treaty. 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…

Home Taping is Killing Music: funny video about UK record industry's plan to legislate British Internet into oblivion

Phil from Don't Disconnect Us sez, "Commissioned by UK ISP TalkTalk, we've been campaigning against the British Government's anti-filesharing proposals which form part of the Digital Economy Bill. In a nutshell the music industry has been lobbying the UK government saying that filesharing is killing the music industry. That's why we teamed up with Dan…