Mix: Milk jug, Radiologists, Negativland, bootleg earphones | iLounge News


Mix: Milk jug, Radiologists, Negativland, bootleg earphones

One MacGyver-like iPod owner has posted detailed instructions on how to make an iPod carrying case out of a milk jug.

Radiologists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and other institutions from as far away as Europe and Australia are now using iPods to store medical images.

eBay has removed a modified U2 iPod promoting Negativland from its auctions after Apple complained of copyright violations.

At least one company in Hong Kong is selling a bootleg set of Apple’s trademark white earphones.

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Milk jug case ? Slooow news day !!!

Posted by Brads214 on December 8, 2004 at 2:49 PM (CST)


How ironic wasnt the Milk jug an OSX Theme? (e.g. the White iBooks / iPod’s). this guy should patent his work and make millions!! Hell if Apple can find enough idiots to buy the Dirty Loundry why not old Milk Jugs too…

Posted by Ichijoe on December 8, 2004 at 6:02 PM (CST)


I can’t believe Apple strong-armed the Negativland folks.

What a scummy company.

Posted by stark23x on December 8, 2004 at 6:32 PM (CST)


U2 has been after Negativland for decades - it’s an old, old, old grudge match. I guess Apple will do anything to keep U2 happy!



In June of 1992 U2’s publicist in L.A. contacted Mondo 2000 magazine on behalf of the group’s guitarist, The Edge, with the idea of doing a rare interview concerning the group’s Zoo TV tour and its use of technology. Mondo editor R. U. Serius then, without The Edge’s knowledge, contacted his friends Don Joyce and Mark Hosler of Negativland with an invitation to participate in the interview. On June 25th Negativland joined R. U. Serius to await the following call from The Edge in Dublin…

M: One thing I’m curious about—there’s been more and more controversy over copyright issues and sampling, and I thought that one thing you’re doing in the Zoo TV tour is that you were taking these TV broadcasts—copyrighted material that you are then re-broadcasting right there in the venue where people paid for a ticket—and I wondered what you thought about that.

D: And whether you had any problem, whether it ever came up that that was illegal.

The Edge: No, I mean, I asked the question early on—is this going to be a problem?, and apparently it, I don’t think there is a problem. I mean, in theory I don’t have a problem with sampling. I suppose when a sample becomes just part of another work then it’s no problem. If sampling is, you know, stealing an idea and replaying the same idea, changing it very slightly, that’s different.

Posted by Demosthenes on December 8, 2004 at 10:00 PM (CST)

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