It?s no secret that Girl Talk albums are a legal minefield. Each one has, like, a gazillion samples ? none of them cleared and few if any sanctioned by the original artists.
As a recent FMC blog post points out, Girl Talk and his label Illegal Art believe his work is legal under the ?fair use principle,? a term in copyright law that recognizes that a copyrighted work can be used for ?purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research? without being considered infringing.
Washington, DC â€“ Future of Music Coalition is gearing up for events through 2008 and 2009 that will examine the crucial issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Expanding on seminars held earlier this year in upstate New York, FMC is organizing forums in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. The seminars will be guided by a core group of presenters with a wide range of expertise related to music promotion and distribution, web development, policy, copyright and law. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with peer-experts in breakout sessions and roundtable discussions. The “What’s The Future for Musicians?” series is co-presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and the Public Theater in New York City.
Musician/Artist Momus on Patronage and Piracy in the Information Age
Friday, November 19, 1999
“The information age is going to make
everybody more like an artist — individual, creative, hands on, proactive,
responsible — and therefore artists will no longer be special, different
and isolated. They will be like the rest of us, approachable, malleable,
and responsive. We will all fulfill each other’s artistic needs, and fill
the world once more with love, communication and decoration.” — Momus read more