Re: [rumori] Dre finally sued

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Fri Nov 01 2002 - 08:40:57 PST

on Tue, 19 Jan 1904 MessMiesterJess told me:

>about sample culture... I mean, how do we recieve all this information we
>sample? From the mass media, who jam it down our throats... so why not
>reclaim it? I mean, he bough the TV, the VCR... so why can't he use what
>comes down there for his own means?
>I mean, if we have to stop there, then surely all sampling is, in a sense,
>stealing? I don't think so, I think its more a matter of reclaiming
>headspace, and using the 'free' information from our apparent 'free media'

sure, of course. this is the sort of right we talk about here and
claim for ourselves all the time. but the other thing we talk
about all the time is that most corporations and lawyers and
judges and governments don't feel that way. so the amazing thing
is that someone involved in a major label release would think
they could get away with it. the usual music industry practice
for the past few years is for major label artists to just pay
clearance fees for every single sample they use. period. so the
fact that Dre would not pay for this one is curious. is it
cultural colonialism, as the plaintiff seems to be suggesting? or
was Dre just stupid? or something else?


Steev Hise, Wannabe Has-Been
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