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American Microphone

Rob Millis recently interviewed me for his program American Microphone. We discussed some of my favorite topics -- like how to legally share creative content on the internet, how Creative Commons works, what sorts of problems large media outlets will be facing as "new media" grows and democratizes how information is distributed.

We also discussed some of the issues behind the Josh Wolf story. As of February 6, Josh is the journalist longest imprisoned for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury. I, unfortunately, got one important fact about his incarceration wrong in the interview -- the grand jury won't expire this month. It is not set to expire until the end of July. Fortunately, Josh's Mom cleared that up on the American Microphone blog, and also explained further the details of his situation.

So, you want to help Josh, but are not sure what you can do? Here's a great idea: You can host or attend a house party for Josh on Feb. 20. More info here.

American Microphone, btw, is lauded by NewTeeVee as a fresh political vlog sitting squarely in the spin free zone of political reporting. Like Alive in Baghdad and others, this space for political commentary and free speech is amazingly valuable, especially as we move into the next presidential campaign season. Rob has got some other cool ideas in the works, so I encourage you to keep an eye on his show as well as other projects he is involved with.


Thanks Joel, this is a great interview. The interview with Josh starts about 1/3 of the way through the program. Definitely worth a listen.

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