[Rumori] Irdial Wilco and WEA Settle Spy Radio Sample Lawsuit

Anthony Hall anthonyh at epic.co.uk
Mon Jun 21 16:18:44 PDT 2004

At 07:01 21/06/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>from the irdial list.  sticking it to the man aside, i'm not entirely
>comfortable with this news.

Agreed. "...failing to obtain permission to release their CD with our sound 
on it..."

Whose sound exactly ? I guess they are claiming copyright over the 
recording as opposed to the "composition" but that's quite offensive.

They say loads of people have sampled their CDs - do they all pay a 
royaltty or did Irdial just go for WEA to get some cash, or were they just 
narked that they were never asked ???

Personally, I made a track a few years ago that had a russian numbers 
station on it, taped off shortwave by myself and then cut up number by 
number - what happens if that station is also on the Irdial discs ? How do 
I prove that I made that recording from radio and didn't sample it from 
their CD (I know there are ways to do it, just making a point).

You're right - this leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.



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