Re: Re: What can I do about illegal sampling?
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Posted by Jay Cruz on June 15, 2002 at 05:34:38:
In Reply to: Re: What can I do about illegal sampling? posted by M Arthur Auslander on June 14, 2002 at 04:06:07:
: : I'm from Puerto Rico and there's this musical genre called "reggeaton". They have been using samples for a while. They are not derivate works. They are not shorter than 15 sec.They almost sound exactly like the original instrumental apart from a drum loop and a guy rapping like a jamaican "dancehall artist".
: : What can I really do? Send recorded tapes to the artist's label? I'm not sure if I can do anything.
: : Thank You
: Dear Jay Cruz,
: The tough part is to find someone that will even listen.
: M. Arthur Auslander
: Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
It's not my work. It's these artist's work. They've been sampling music for a while and i bet that's it's totally illegal. I ask because recently they sampled "Bittersweet Symphony" from the Verve. This song has a sample from a Rolling Stones song from a symphonic song and they were sued. I mean, I never heard that these artis in my country, has had any trouble doing this and thats what surprises me about it. I'm really angry at this situation and I wan't to do something about it.
They sampled "Sweet Dreams" from the Eurythmics, they have sample "Get your freak on" by Missy Elliot and a lot more popular songs.
Again I ask: What can I do so they can get caught?
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