[rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal

Vicki Bennett [rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:41:13 +0100 (00904174873, v01510102b209c0e0962eAT[])

>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.
>Nicola Battista wrote:
>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"?

If you sell as many CD's as the KLF you are in the luxurious position of
being able to pay for samples. If they really wanted to push the case
forward they would refuse to ask permission.

>The fact is the music industry is too well established to fight it from the

The outside is as established as the inside. All that is established
started underground.

The Avant Garde were the military personnel who charged at the front in an
attack, often got killed, so that everyone else could get through to new
ground? Well I wasn't suggesting martyrdom is ATTRACTIVE but well,
hopefully you get my sentiment here.

I don't disagree with fighting from the inside so don't think I'm
criticising you. Good luck to you. The more of us that there are that care
about this problem the better. I considered writing to the RIAA, but
figured the most useful role that I could play would be to continue to
sample material and get it out to people.