March 12, 2004

Illegal Art

Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age is selling magazines, DVD-Rs of sampling artists work and providing links to the notorious "Grey Album" by DJ Dangermouse (via P2P).

The latter is "The Grey Album is an art project/experiment that uses the full vocal
content of Jay-Z's Black Album recorded over new beats and production
made using the Beatles White Album as the sole source material."

In Wired Magazine, Glenn Otis Brown, executive director of Creative Commons, is quoted as being surprised that the labels don't recognize a win-win situation and license the songs to get a cut of the profits.

"Mixing together two old things is creating a new thing".

Posted by .M. at March 12, 2004 02:05 PM | TrackBack
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