Re: [rumori] the oldest issue in the world: money

From: The Evolution Control Committee (
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 07:47:14 PST

     Catching up on last week's hot topics:

At 06:34 PM 12/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>We did this in the altruistic belief that our work was constructed
>>from the previously 'finished' works of others, and so the least we
>>could do is stay poor and seek only to cover our monetary outlay in
>>making and maintaining our public presence.
>do others hold this belief as well? that because a work samples it should
>be given away free? is it somehow a lesser art that isn't deserving of
>compensation and financial support?? artists who don't sample can make a
>living from their music, but samplers shouldn't?? never mind the fact that
>most of us couldn't make a living from music even if we really wanted
>to. i'm all for giving music away, but i prefer other motives.

     Naw, staying poor is bullshit. So is staying rich
tho. Sample/collage/mash-up/buzzword musicians are just as valid as any

     Oh, and I just bought one of your records at Staalplaat, so you're a
little richer. Don't spend it all in one place.


From: Every Man <>

Is it truly illegal for us to sell copies of our past radio shows?

>This email is sent to Every Manand the Exec Staff mailing list...
> ...
>1) It is illegal for a person to profit from the activities of a nonprofit.
>2) In my opinion, Press the Button is probably violating copyright law
>and is possibly committing ..

     As I recall, it's actually legal to sell such a thing; for example,
CD-ROMs of public domain or shareware software have been sold for years,
but the price must only reflect the cost of replicating/distributing/etc.
the CD; no "real" profit can be made. But more importantly, that dude
should chill the fuck out and stop playing copyright cop.


- tradeMark G.
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