RE: [rumori] THE DROPLIFT PROJECT - new copyright infringement compilation

From: illegal art (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 19:22:58 PDT

> The concept for the Droplift project came about the same time that
>(certainly one of the best known found sound projects) was having trouble
>finding a CD
>pressing plant that would agree to press their new cd - because of
>copyright issues. The
>RIAA was putting major pressure on CD plants and was threatening to hold
>them personally
>responsible for acting as the copyright police and preventing
>"unauthorized" sampling.

but i believe Negativland made an issue of this just because they like to
make a fuss (and i'm glad they do)... but really.... there are 1000s of
pressing plants. to date i have tried 3 different replication sources and
none have given me problems. i don't know if it was ever really an issue.
the riaa can only do so much.

the droplift project seems to operate on the assumption that the artists
involved have attempted to press CDs and give them away to stores...
otherwise it is similar to prematurely pulling out of an election and
staging riots when the other candidate enters office (of course if 3rd
terms violate the constiution and the elections are rigged it may still be

either way, still a fun stunt.

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