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Re: (OT) Copyright in a Sampled World...

At 7:08 PM -0700 8/16/01, Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:

>I think the existing laws are wrong, but I don't think copyright 
>should be abolished altogether. Artists need to be protected from 
>corporate predators, but the current laws effectively make artistic 
>production secondary to
>monetary return.

Amen. This evening I had the curious experience of purchasing my own 
band's 1968 album, which has been reissued without our participation 
or consent. The producer of the reissue, who never had anything to do 
with the band or its music, claims copyright.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202