copyright law music

sampling is bad mkay

Something scary I read on Wired today :

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work � even minor, unrecognisable snippets of music.

Though the article focuses mainly on rap artists, who are making big bucks using unknown samples from older funk (or whatever) tunes, this could easily be extrapolated to other musical genres, such as electronic ones which are based on sampling old funk, hip-hop, rave and hardcore tunes. Genres like drum’n’bass, breakcore, breaks and a dozen others heavily depending on recycling sounds of the past could become more or less endangered by a law like this.

Keep you hands off our Amens and Firefights judges, or your in for a shit load of trouble… :)
Lighten up on the copyright thing ffs.

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