Re: Music Sampling in Video
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on December 14, 2001 at 08:10:33:
In Reply to: Music Sampling in Video posted by Rian on December 14, 2001 at 04:36:12:
: I've been all over the world and have seen Video Artists appropriate music, without permission, into their "art videos" shown at galleries, art shows and museums. Is this "appropriation" a violation of copyright laws or is there some way around it: ie. using only a certain percentage of a piece, or using it in another medium other than music, or is it always an out and out violation?
There are a lot of liberties taken with the copyright law which don't result in legal action. Authors'quotes of other books are often go further than they should. The generous use of footnotes giving a source usually avoids big problems. I judge, assessing damages for infringement would be very unsympathetic to the copyright owner unless there was a real abuse.
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