Here Comes Another Bubble

richterScales_bubble_scoble Ze Frank recently linked to a wonderful Web 2.0 parody song/video called ‘Here Comes Another Bubble‘ by an a cappella group called The Richter Scales.

It’s brilliant.

I particularly like this moment from 1:36, with Scoble being used as the backdrop to “blog even if you’re wrong”.

Much as I enjoy it, I would make one observation. The wall of Web 2.0 logos shown between 0:12 to 0:16 seems to be from this famous image on Flickr by Stablio Boss. I notice this is licensed Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-alike yet I don’t see any attribution in the video or on the group’s site.

Update: a new version of the video, with credits, has been released. I’ve replaced the embedded video with the new version.


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  1. I like the recursion in “won’t you blog about this song”. Fantastic.

    Comment by kyb — December 9, 2007 #

  2. Blogging about the song was my favourite line too – great song :)

    Comment by James Taylor — December 9, 2007 #

  3. Further to your observation: What really impresses me is that (a) Stablio Boss didn’t infringe anyone’s copyright and (b) Billy Joel’s music for We Didn’t Start the Fire is presumably available under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-alike. :-)

    Comment by Andrew Rogers — December 10, 2007 #

  4. I can’t speak for Stablio, but I do know that many of the logo owners were delighted to be included in that collection. You have a point though.

    Re Billy Joel, I’m not sure how far ‘fair use’ takes you, but doesn’t it make allowances for parody?

    Comment by Roo — December 10, 2007 #

  5. United States Supreme Court, Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (1994) probably about covers it. Although, the fact that it wasn’t commenting on or criticising the original We Didn’t Start the Fire could perhaps count against it.

    Comment by kyb — December 10, 2007 #

  6. Looks like it’s been DCMAd.

    Comment by Douglas — December 12, 2007 #

  7. Interesting. Switching over the Metacafe version, for now.

    Comment by Roo — December 13, 2007 #

  8. Here‘s the story behind the take-down from YouTube. In short, Lane Hartwell objected to the unattributed use of one of her photos.
    The Richter Scales have acknowledged this and promised to provide all of the appropriate attribution.

    Comment by Nick O'Leary — December 18, 2007 #

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