Re: Re: Re: Re: What can I do about illegal sampling?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on November 29, 2002 at 21:36:08:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: What can I do about illegal sampling? posted by yosmarie on November 28, 2002 at 01:35:01:
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: : : : 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?
Contact, ASCAP, BMI, and SECAC, they may act or tell you what to do. The are in the US but ought to have offices or the equivalent in Puerto Rico.
M. Arthur Auslander
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