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Re: Sampling and the law

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:39 pm

I have just bought "It's One For The Money" by Clinton Heylin. After skimming a few sections I think that possibly the concept of ownership in creative work should be abolished. On the final page he quotes a writer who says that it is the corporate entities that benefit in the end, the individual doesn't stand a chance.

I shall read the book carefully soon.
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Re: Sampling and the law

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Still Vibrations wrote:I think that possibly the concept of ownership in creative work should be abolished.

I'm intrigued.

If a creative person doesn't own their creations they can't choose to sell them. And if they can't sell them they can't earn an income from them... which means they must rely either upon sponsorship -- corporate or individual -- or the support of the state. Neither of which would probably be welcomed in many cases, even if actually available at all.

... or have I missed something crucial?
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Re: Sampling and the law

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:17 pm

Still Vibrations wrote:Even water, essential to life, we have to buy from avaricious companies...

No, you really don't have to.

There's nothing at all to stop you going down to your local river with a bucket and helping yourself to as much water as you like, whenever you like. :D

What you're paying the water companies to do is to collect it for you, clean it to make it safe, pipe it to your premises 24/365, and then take away the waste, clean it and recycle it... (you're also paying for their avaricious profits, granted).

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Re: Sampling and the law

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:46 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Still Vibrations wrote:Even water, essential to life, we have to buy from avaricious companies...

No, you really don't have to.

There's nothing at all to stop you going down to your local river with a bucket and helping yourself to as much water as you like, whenever you like. :D

Brilliant idea, I only live five minutes walk from the Thames - but there again, on second thoughts . . . .
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