Re: [rumori] Re: [plunderphonia] 6996 unrareness

From: Don Joyce (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 14:37:44 PDT

Posibly to some degree, but ONE CAN NEVER TELL. We come into contact with
plenty of record business people who have no idea who we are or our
history. To date there has been NO legal response to Plunderphonics (it's
still somewhat early) but our boat is gassed up and the charts to Sealand
all ready...
However, we just now got a letter from Phillip Glass's representatives
noting that his music was used on our Crosley Bendix reviews CD (recorded
in 1984, released in '93)) and that we will need to get the rights to use
it from them... Time passing seems not to be a big safety factor here.

>Sun, 26 Aug 2001 found 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?
>Steev Hise, Infoserf
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