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This Compilation CD Is Meant To Be Copied and Shared

This is perhaps unprecedented: Next month, songs by the Beastie Boys, David Byrne and 14 others will appear on a compilation CD whose contents are meant to be copied freely online, remixed or sampled by other artists for use in their own new recordings. “The Wired CD: Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.” was compiled by the editors of Wired magazine, as an experimental implementation of a new kind of intellectual-property license called Creative Commons

About 750,000 copies of the disc are to be distributed free with the magazine’s November issue. The disc also will be handed out to audience members at a benefit concert by Mr. Byrne and others tomorrow night in New York…