there is a plan to get the café mac connected to the network and give it a last.fm profile so people can experience the aural atmosphere of the space (minus chatter, clinking cutlery, mobile phones, pa feedback) in the comfort of their own home/workspace/etc.
i've asked before but can't remember the exact answer, but, what license does the forest have for playing non-copyleft music in the café space? i'm under the impression there's a dj license but what's the exact situation with background stuff from the mac? what kind of musics (legally) should be on there?
the creative commons
movement is a fantastic copyleft music resource that needs to be exploited by the forest. here
is their audio pages with links to sites with available music on the right.
recordings of gigs/events in the forest; what's the copyright legality of us playing these back in the café? is a 'word of mouth ok' good enough or should we get people who are recorded to sign, say, a CC waver for the recording? archive.org would be able to host recordings which would give both the forest and the respective artists publicity (and save on our bandwidth costs). playback in the café would also promote the artists through last.fm (i know there are plans for forest music to get a presence on last.fm which would allow people to listen to forest music roster artists).