derives from patent troll I think - companies have been doing this in the tech space for years
― diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 21 May 2012 22:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
TufAmerica is a borderline case in that they do seem to directly market the music they've acquired to individual customers -- they do more than just sue other labels for releasing music that they own the rights to. But they also (notoriously) acquired the rights to a whole bunch of songs that had already been widely sampled by other artists, such as 'Impeach The President', and then began aggressively suing all the hip hop artists who'd used the loop. Perhaps the original artists are getting their microcut, but it underlines the truth behind the argument that the original artist have rights that need to be respected; the only artists whose rights are getting respected are the ones who have signed them over to someone else, usually entirely
(the best example of 'entirely' being Bridgeport; among the countless defendants Bridgeport have filed against for sampling George Clinton is: George Clinton)
― Milton Parker, Monday, 21 May 2012 23:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
we shouldn't joke about this, but: if anyone evil ever acquires the rights to the Winstons' 'Amen, Brother'...
― Milton Parker, Monday, 21 May 2012 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink