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Unformatted text preview: -----FINAL------ 10/25/11Copyright Criminals by Benjamin Franzen - the fight had already begun about a decade or two earlier; started, not surprisingly, by emerging hip hop artists of the time. Names like Public Enemy and De La Soulare hip hop legends now, but there was a time when they were regarded as thieves.Sampling is legal, but you have to obtain clearance by paying the original artist (very expensive)11/1/11Sampling and Intellectual PropertyHow much is a sample worth to Puff Daddy?Ill be missing you Puff Daddy Puff Daddys way of saying let me talk less about myself by talking about myself.If you record something and anyone else comes along and uses your sound you have the right to sue them.Copyright is a right of ownership that has to do with protecting a publishers right (a publishers monopoly). It is bestowed by government to publishers.Author usually does not own the copyright75% of the time = copyrights controlled by publishersTwo types of music copyright: publishing and mechanical OR song and soundUnder copyright law, a cover song is totally legalThere is no way to sample without paying unless you want to risk a lawsuit2 Live Crew, Pretty Woman (1991)Settling out of courtcovers Roby Orbisons Oh Pretty WomanGot away with it due to fair use which allowed them to use it without his permissionIn principle, parody can happen in commercial worksRemanded the court decided not to comment on the 2 Live Crew case, settled out of courtFair use = affirmative defense1991: Biz Markie Alone AgainSamples Gilbert O Sullivans Alone Again (Naturally)Pre-1991: Wild West era of samplingAfter 1991: Markie almost-ruling, sampling becomes dangerous. Get a license, or dont sample.Ruled that all samples must be cleared with the original artist before being used...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course MUSC 420 taught by Professor Joannademers during the Fall '11 term at USC.
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