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Copyright and Racism

The upcoming documentary, Copyright Criminals, shows how copyright has outrageously criminalized the use of sampling, which has been disproportionately popular in hip hop music. In this, it calls to mind the racially disproportionate impact of drug laws on minorities…

Copyright Criminals – Trailer from IndiePix on Vimeo.

[Mises; AM]

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  • J. Shaffer January 20, 2010, 8:50 am

    By this logic, walking out of a music store with a trombone you didn’t pay for, or kidnapping a drummer to “lay down some beats” is acceptable behavior.
    When I hear these ignorant children crying, my first thought is, “If you had even the slightest bit of talent, you wouldn’t need to use other people’s music.”
    But then, when someone bases their entire “career” around taking advantage of the undereducated and clueless, I guess this is what should be expected.
    Grow up.

  • Freedom January 20, 2010, 11:02 am

    J. Schaffer, you, sir are a complete and total moron.

    Almost 0% of musicians invented their instruments, the scales used, the beats used, the method of playing their instrument, or any of that stuff. It does not appear out of nowhere out of whole cloth. All artists are thieves. Period. If you don’t understand that you either don’t understand art or artists, or are just a willfully ignorant prick.

    The difference is artists call the people they steal form their “influences”. Learn to decode euphemisms.

    Your comment was crass, worthless, and added nothing to the IP debate.

    Oh, and your first sentence is either called a Slippery Slope, Straw Man or Red Herring argument, depending on how you want to look at it. Which shows that you not only don’t understand art, but you are clueless on logical debating as well.

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