[rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal

Nicola Battista [rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 15:52:27 +0200 (00904081947,

Hi Steev and thanks for your reply :)

At 09.11 25/08/98 -0700, Steev wrote:

>Free sampling, fair use appropriation, is a right, as an artist and as a
>member of this mass culture we live in. By setting up a clearance fund
>you are in essence giving up the fight for this right, you are saying
>"okay, we'll play by your rules, we agree that everything is owned by
>someone, and that someone has to be compensated in every case."
>But payment implies permission, and many works of appropriation
>are much too critical of their source materials to ever be granted
>persmission, even if they were able to be paid for.

well think about this: people like the KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front)
ended up asking permission for their stuff. Does this mean that they gave
up their "mission"? The fact is the music industry is too well established to fight it from the
If I had to fight it directly, I would feel like that chinese guy standing
in front of a tank in Tienanmen Square years ago. I've always been of the
idea that if you really want to change anything, you have to join tyhe
system and try to change it from inside. That's one of the reasons why I
choosed to join a crappy royalty collection agency like the Italian SIAE.

Nicola (Dj Batman) Battista