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Rumblefish, champion of what is good and just and legally musical, will help you change your tune for the better. This company has produced a music licensing API so that you can add copyrighted songs to your YouTube videos. Of course the concept can be applied more widely and liberally. Rumblefish has even devised custom license ‘portals’ that present licensing options based on the intended use of the music. This implies that the agreement and cost of licensing a track could be more expensive depending on where and how it is used.
The Federal Register is touted as "The Daily Journal Of The United States Government". Its website, federalregister.gov, allows access to the documents published there, which include proposed rules, final rules, public notices, and Presidential actions. It's a pretty interesting and useful look into what the US Government is doing, and how it might affect your life. Amazingly enough, it has a full-featured API, which is a truly open source project, to allow access to the Federal Register within applications.
The most popular API, in terms of mashup count, is far and away the Google Maps API, which accounts for 41% of all mashups. But when it comes to the most popular pair of APIs, Flickr and YouTube mashups are the most common. Not to be outdone, Google Maps joins Flickr in a near second place.