Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
While in Rome were acquitted of immigrants caught red-handed while selling illegally copied cd, due to poverty in which they pay, Bertelsmann announced new protective measures that it intends to integrate the files exchanged on Napster from mid-summer. It is a 'protective layer' that will be added in the form of 'tag', as the files will be shared, and then grow from Napster server, reaching almost all the tracks after a bit 'of time. For the moment, then there will be only a kind of marking, leaving a posteriori the commercial part. It will be implemented by a subsidiary of BMG, Digital World Services (DWS), but there is already to be expected freeware that prevent, or remove, these control measures.