Re: [rumori] More questions and answers.

From: Lloyd Dunn (
Date: Fri Dec 29 2000 - 07:58:23 PST

i don't understand what you are trying to say. if you can distinguish
between 'copying a cd for your kid sister' and 'making mixes out of
bits' then surely you can identify them as separate activities. your
fist sentence contradicts my point, but the rest of your paragraph
seems to argue in favor of it.

so i just don't get it.

>MEEP! Lloyd Dunn <>
>>but i really don't want to conflate
>>copying music by whatever means with plunderism since they are
>>entirely separate phenomena with distinct moralities.
>To be honest, I don't think that it's really fair to say that they *are*
>entirely separate ideas. One of the most useful discussions that I've ever
>had with members of my own family about came out of my kid sister asking me
>to copy a CD for her, and her getting angry over the fact that I wasn't
>willing to do it even though I throw together mixes for friends all the
>time. It was that notion of only taking small bits, and of using them in a
>different context than that in which they are originally or commercially
>encountered, that they hadn't considered before, and even if the stated
>goal of foisting mix tapes off on people is just to sell a couple of CDs by
>deserving musicians, at least the idea that parts aren't the same as a
>whole can come out of it.
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