Re: [rumori] Rocked By Rape Update...
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 21:02:41 EST

In a message dated 1/24/00 2:04:19 PM Canada Central Standard Time, writes:

> Thanks to everyone who's replied with comments and suggestions. The more I
> think about it and the more people prod me, I really wish we could fight
> this in some way.

Hey Mark,
Truly sorry to hear about the trouble with your record - one of your finest.

I know you've said you won't fight it, and were I in your position - I know I
wouldn't have a clue what to do either, but consider one thing before
abandoning your search for those who might be able to help. Steev told me
once that what we're all waiting for is some kind of a legitimate legal
precedent and this would seem to have a lot of potential.

The "Rocked By Rape" piece is clearly defendable. Some of the work in this
genre would be hard to defend legally, despite the fact we believe it should
be. Your piece is obviously criticism and/or parody and seems to have a much
better chance of being victorious in court - and such a precedent would be
disastrous to those whose job it is to enforce copyright.

Just thought I'd put in my two cents. I imagine you've already given this a
lot of thought. In addition to all this, I know you asked us not to forward
that email to anyone, and I haven't, but I'm assuming you wouldn't mind us
talking about this? I played the track in question on my internet show last
night, but did not give any info about it. I wanted to make sure what your
thoughts were before doing any talking.

good luck,

Escape Mechanism
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