[rumori] oranj.oranj.org - what is an author?

simon bradbury [rumori] oranj.oranj.org - what is an author?
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 01:41:12 -0800 (PST) (00917862072, 19990201094112.5382.rocketmailatsend104.yahoomail.com)

are you sure oranj.oranj.org is the correct address, cos i`ve tried
that and various permuatations and i can`t connect to it...

simon, in london

---Steev <steevatdetritus.net> wrote:
> anyone seen this site? it's a sort of realaudio radio station
> slash user-submitted archive, and it seems to be mostly
> out there experimental stuff.
> there are 3 tracks from Deconstructing Beck there, but
> they got the info all wrong, attributing them to Beck as the "author"
> and "Deconstructing Beck" as the "artist". huh?
> well, i guess that's one thing we're trying to call into question.
> What exactly is an author?
> I wonder if any of the misunderstanding is caused by DJ remix culture,
> in which remixes are still considered works by the remixed, not the
> remixer. When someone puts out a remix record of people remixing

> it's still "by" them. I guess you have to expect people who are used
> to this to assume the same of a project like "Deconstructing Beck".
> And when does something stop being a "remix" and start being a
> "deconstruction", or whatever?
> sigh.
> smh
> Steev Hise, Subversive Radical Hippy Hacker
> steevathise.org http://www.cyborganic.com/people/steev
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