Originally posted by Angus Robinson
I know for a fact that D-Monic was only talking about tunes which are not available on vinyl yet. Like myself, he gets sent a lot of promos on CDR directly from labels and artists. These are the only CDRs we'll play. Also, as a label owner, it helps being able to test out your tracks on a dancefloor before sending them to press. If you find that something needs to be tweaked, you don't need to abandon the investment of 1000 vinyls, but rather just one CDR.
People who use CDRs and Final Scratch to play pirated material is something completely different, and cannot be tollerated. If it's discovered that a DJ is playing pirated material (and getting paid for it), it should be brought to the promoter's attention. There are plenty of hard working DJs out there who DO support the music industry who could fill that spot nicely.
your entire response was really well elucidated but i must pose to you this question:Originally posted by !Myagi!
in many cases, it could be argued that underground boots ADD to the popularity of a sampled mainstream artist. besides giving many tracks a "new lease on life" and prompting people to hunt down cd's by otherwise forgotten artists, the whole bootlegging process gives a specific audience - hardcore underground dance fans - access to (lets face it mostly pop music) material that they otherwise wouldnt have heard.
Originally posted by DSV
FS and CDJs are cool, but shouldn' be the whole show, simply another element to bolster the turntable antics, IMO.
Just wanted to clarify my earlier statement.
As for Myagi, yeah, what he said. Except that last bit about if someone pressed an out of print track it's ok. I think it only fair I should get paid for that. If they can sell it, that means there's a market for it, and that means they ARE taking away money from my pocket. However, if someone ripped a 1 bar loop of mine and incorporated it into there track, I don't think that is so unfair, but I may still try and get summin' out of it...electricity ain't free, ya know!
Originally posted by Spinsah
one of these days i'm going to get around to a long detailed arguement on how copyright is not in the best interests of the artist.
but i've got two more thirty page essays to write before then.
this GIZBOY is a penis to be sure but i still think that copyright and how you guys seem to approach it simply isn't a matter of 'stealing' but is more nuanced and problematic.