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Beatallica closed down by Sony

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by captaineyecatch, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. captaineyecatch

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    What the hell are Sony playing at ? :thumbsdow
    They have ordered Beatallica to close there web site and are asking for Large amount of damages.
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    this is ridiculous, a perfect example of the corporate sledgehammer coming down on a peanut! they don't even charge for the downloading of their music! maybe sony are horrified at the idea of free music? realistically, this band is promoting both metallica and the beatles. in fact i've read that lars ulrich of metallica ( you might remember him from his whinging about napster) has actually come out in support of beatallica! i know everyone complains about cover versions, sampling and general plagiarism, but the truth is music has always grown through musicians taking existing music and combining elements or adding something new. if sony are able to close down this band on grounds of copyright infringement, then there are countless grounds for others to take sony to court over various records released by them.
    sorry for rambling, half six in the morning, several beers.
     

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