[rumori] Re: [plunderphonia] Art? Bah.

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Fri Jul 05 2002 - 10:29:48 PDT

on Fri, 5 Jul 2002 Jason J. Tar told me:

>steev said:
>>it matters whether someone is simply using your
>>work to make art, or whether they're getting rich from it.
>>think about it.
>So the argument then becomes, what is art? Why are the Tape-Beatles
>considered "art", while Beastie Boys are considered just something used to
>"get rich". ???

i'm sorry, my statement above seems to have been confusing to
you. to clarify, the difference is in the money. i'm not saying
the beastie boys don't make art. it's not about defining art. i'm
just saying they, and other superstars, are making lots and lots
of money from certain appropriated materials, taken from people
that are less fortunate than they have been, and it wouldn't hurt
them to share the wealth fairly.

btw, i find this pretty ironic, since the beastie boys have done
such charitable and concientious things in other areas. It's hard
for me to understand how they can be screwing this guy (and other
artists) so badly while at the same time they've contributed so
much time, energy, and money to the Tibetan freedom cause.

>As I've argued back on rumori (or at least intended to, a bit scatter
>brained today), you allow too much to what I would deem value

my arguments on rumori regarding this still stand. go back and
re-read them.

>Would you propose a board of samplers to deem what
>is allowable sampling and what must be paid for? Who is to decide?

each person, for themselves. this isnt about law. again, jason,
re-read what i said before, you're either being purposely
obstinate or you never understood what i wrote earler.


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