Fantastic news! Our correspondent writes that the BBC has decided to release the 2004 Reith Lectures in downloadable DRM-free mp3 – they should be available on the site tonight.
A great move, and hopefully the shape of things to come.
I wonder what the licence is, and whether derivative works from the lectures? The thought of DJ Dangermouse releasing ReithHop mash-ups might be an advance too far for Radio 4 stalwarts for now…
Ironically, the subect of this year’s lecture series given by playwright Wole Soyinka is “The Climate of Fear” – good to see Auntie (at least BBC Radio & Music Interactive… other recent news has not been as encouraging) bucking the trend.
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Of course don’t forget that all these Tweenies songs are available from bbc.co.uk as downloadable DRM free MP3s too you old misery 😉
My favourite song is “Ahoy There Me Hearties”
We dance all night
We love to sail
We love to fight
We never wash or brush our hair
We smell so bad
We just don’t care!