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Ok, so apparently this video is somehow a breach of American… - Lathrodarknes

Jul. 17th, 2010

12:41 pm

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Ok, so apparently this video is somehow a breach of American copyright law. I don't know how, it's not going to keep Gloria Gaynor from buying another porche, these people aren't actually making any money off the video, so basically, I think it's a crock of shit that APRA is trying to pull the video.
So fuck 'em. Make the damn thing viral. If anything it's going to raise people's exposure to the song*, and possibly make people get it through iTunes or whatever.
The fact that the actual survivors of the Death Camp had the guts to actually go back to the place that nearly killed them and still probably haunts them even now on a daily basis in to defy the ghosts of their past, and dance in the places where their loved ones died is something that makes my breath come short and I'm filled with admiration for them. Fuck you, APRA. They've fucking earned the right to use that song.

*As if there's anyone that hasn't heard that song at least once in their life. C'mon y'all.

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From:clashfan
Date:July 17th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
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I assume you've heard about Suzanne Vega and the hip hop duo DNA? They lifted the vocal track from her album cut 'Tom's Diner' and added beats & etc., were playing it in clubs and getting good publicity. She and her record company approached them and said, "Well, we could cease and desist you, but how about we buy it from you instead?"

Released it as a single, bundled it with another batch of covers and reinterpretations, and put out "Tom's Album".
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From:bluelinegoddess
Date:July 17th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
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Now that sounds pretty awesome... both people win in that situation!
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From:clashfan
Date:July 17th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
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Exactly! I think that's the perfect way to deal with that situation.

Tangentially, she plays a live version of this with just a bass and guitar backing on her current tour. It is SMOKING hot.
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From:ex_c_hrista
Date:July 17th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
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I cried.
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From:fuvenusrs
Date:July 17th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
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Me too.
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