Re: Legal Schmeeegal-or-Chapter Two, I am tied to the hull

Kragen Sitaker (
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:27:12 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Tom Whore wrote:
> For right now im going to go along as I have for the last 9 days. Untill I
> get things clearly outlined from the RIAA and Harry Fox Agency I am hard
> pressed to pay dime one to anyone.

Perhaps you could play music licensed from the others.

> I could play music and works ONLY by folks I know wont sue me. To this end
> I would like to know from all of you if you know of any such folk,

> if you
> are such folk. Also, if you are a ASCAP/BMI/YAKFART memeber, what do I
> need to do to obtain permission from you directly to play your works.

May not be an option; x can't sue y for copyright infringement unless x
owns the copyright. which means musicians sign their copyright over to
big collectives like ASCAP so ASCAP can sue people.

> This also gets a process going in my head that should be in motion anyway,
> and thats me getting off my geek distracted butt and start making more of
> my own music/spoken word/sound mixings.

Do it. And make them available for other people to play too.

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