[rumori] Re: [plunderphonia] 6996 unrareness

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 17:12:36 PDT

Sun, 26 Aug 2001 found pl1xATearthlink.net writing:

>What has caused this change in belief? I thought when 6996 was first
>released there was talk of moving Seeland's base of operations and all kind
>of other methods to stay out of reach of the others. What has happened? Or
>has the reception of 6996 been so overwhelmingly positive (has their been a
>negative review?) that the time frame for anticipated cease and decist been

If you've been following the world of intellectual property
war over the past few years, you've probably noticed that no
one wants to mess with Negativland anymore. Even in cases
where they haven't directly been involved (i.e.
Deconstructing Beck), as soon as they rear their heads even
large corporations duck for cover. They know that any
copyright tussle with the lads from Contra Costa county will
get them TONS of bad press, and maybe even a bad bad court
precedent that they don't want - and Nland WILL go to court,
because they have pro bono lawyers now, and it's exactly
what they want.

No one will mess with them, at least at this level of
activity. 10k copies is still chumpchange to the Big 4.
Now if Seeland decided to release 100k copies, with full
page ads in Rolling Stone and Spin etc etc, maybe
something would happen.

BTW, the announcement about moving offshore, and the whole
story about Seeland "taking" the record from Oswald was
obviously a ploy. Has this been discussed already? Seems
like it should have been.



p.s. Why would positive reviews ever have an effect on what
lawyers do?

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