[rumori] What exactly IS an illegal sample? Was Sampling the Wilson family

Date: Mon Apr 09 2001 - 11:25:01 PDT

">Does mp3.com have people who actually sit and listen to every single song

Not all the way through and not very carefully ;^) Like I said, please
listen to "Like I Said" at http://www.mp3.com/soundwork - this isn't
entirely self-effacing promotion... just an example of one song that got
"through the net." No pun Int.

Is there a legal precedent for fair use regarding the length of a sample? I
mean, maybe I can't get away with using a James Brown rhythm loop but what
if I'm just using a snare or bassdrum?

That brings up another question, could they ban a song if they can't
identify _where_ or _who_ the sample came from? Could James Brown's lawyers
sue because they know it's a James Brown sample but without knowing which
one? In court they'd have to demonstrate that the sample is a legitimate
James Brown sample by identifying it correctly, correct?

All my songs on that site use _somebody's_ samples - they just aren't
recognizable by some people, ie MP3.com staff... gee I hope they aren't
rumori subscribers... Er, I mean, I'm only bullshitting about using oher
people's samples... yeah, that's the ticket.

"a single tone and throw in the slightest Hootie and the Blowfish sample at
about the hour and five minute mark to see what happens."

Sounds like a project to me. A group effort even....


PS: Steev, the Anti-Ads are laugh-out-loud funny.

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