March 14th, 2003

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01:04 pm - As if you didn't already know this, the recording industry is EVIL.
Capitol Records has taken a nice little step to let us know exactly how concerned they REALLY are with copyright issues. You might think that a member in good standing of the RIAA, infamous for their "it's okay for us to root / DOS / infect your computer with viruses" stance on draconian response to copyright violations, would respect other people's copyrights.

You might think that, but if you did, you'd be dead wrong.

On Capitol Records' home page for one of their "hot new artists", one Jennifer Hanson, there's a link to a video for her song "Beautiful Goodbye". If you watch the clip, you'll notice that there is a backdrop behind the band featured throughout the video, apparently projected on canvas from an LCD projector.

It's this image right here. Did they so much as ask Ryan of Digital Blasphemy for his permission to use the image, much less offer him any - gasp - actual money for the use of his copyrighted image? Why, of course they didn't. It's not their copyright they're violating, after all...

I'd love to give you an email address to tell Capitol Records of Nashville what you think, but apparently they already know damned well they're dirtbags, as not only do they not list any electronic contact information, they are apparently unlisted in the phone book and don't even list any addresses for MAIL. However, they are a "sister label" of the real Capitol Records, so you can always email the parent label.

Current Mood: angry
Current Music: Tupac Shakur - Fake Ass Bitches

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[User Picture] From: bubblerella
Date: March 14th, 2003 - 01:04 pm
What a bunch of dirtbag scumdogs!

I still hate capitalism! ARG!

Did I spell capitalism right? See right there is another reason to hate it! Cause I can't spell it!

[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: March 15th, 2003 - 07:00 pm
it's never ever not for one fucking second been about "protecting copyrights" it's not even about making money, really. it's about "we have the power to do what we want and anyone else can go to hell." which is why clearchannel owns every goddamned radiostation in the US and they all play the same shitty 3 Doors Down song 5 times an hour, even though not a single fucking kid who listens to radio has even so much as HEARD OF The Velvet Underground, or to bring it back to a different band that IS on a major label, is current, is famous, and makes money: Sonic Youth. WTF? I know i'm preaching to the choir but it still annoys the FUCK out of me. (SY's "Murray Street" is amazing, btw.)

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