Originally posted by RRconservative
By your explanation there are private party DJ's breaking the law everyday. If I buy a CD and choose to entertain with it, what is the limit of my
Yes, DJs break copyright laws all the time. In fact, most of the remixes you hear are copyright violations, however they end up benefiting the
artists and labels, so nobody comes down on them for it. I'm by no means a know-it-all with anything, but I have earned my stripes in the music
industry enough to know how the laws can work. They are shaky at best, and typically it comes down to - if the copyright owner says you can't use
the music, and you don't have a contract saying otherwise - you can't use it.
Now if you pay a blanket license for BMI/ASCAP/SESAC(overseas) then it truly does null the entire argument. It doesn't excuse all of the ad hominem
attacks that have been directed at these musicians. Is it so wrong, that you don't want to have your life's work represent something you are
opposed to? As a musician myself (and a member of ASCAP), I would most certainly want to do anything I could to prevent a neocon from using my music
in the conventions, and I believe ultimately in the death, er I mean fema detainment camps (for our safety).
Unfortunately, thats one of the many downsides of being a member of one of the aforementioned groups (ASCAP, etc.)
Lol they are just mad that thier music is now just about tame and lame enough to be used at a Republican Convention
And seriously, they should be happy at any attentio they get... I mean did you guys go to that links? Holy Moly, they look like $h17
Palin should use them as the poster girls for her "just say No" campaign
I mean... wow, I was, a Giant rocker and a big partyer at times in my life... seeing them makes me glad I waxed conservative before I FUBARED myself
like those 2...
They are so upset at how Palin used the song, but, Look at results, I mean i'm sorry Day by day, personal choices...
Palin is, in a heck of alot better shape than these ladies, I mean, it makes a guy think, party girls are fun, but your going to have to spend alot of
years with a woman and... well, conservative lifestyle choices obviously make alot of sense in the long run
g-d I need to brush my teeth...I almost vomited in my mouth to look at those 2
Next time some one posts something that disgusting it better be a sasquatch or dead alien...
Wonder how many people downloaded this song or maybe even bought a Heart CD after hearing it at the RNC. And I wonder if Heart will refuse any $$
this song might earn them if it has a somewhat of a resurgence as a result?
Will they be complaining then? I doubt it.
Is it so wrong, that you don't want to have your life's work represent something you are opposed to?
well, the problem from where i'm sitting has become one of extremes. if there will always be a two-party system in the US, and you start riggidly
aligning yourself, publically (whatever happened to silent voting), to one side or the other, you automatically tell one half of your audience that
you disagree with their values to the point that they can't even listen to your music in a public setting. they must realize there are repubs that
aren't christians or bigots or white or men or whatever stereotype that has been advanced in popular media?
sigh, it's gotten to the point now where people will only drink milk from a partisan cow of the party in question. that's bad for the nation.
Okay I did it too and worse... I did actually have a point to the insult lol and it's defending their beliefs and being outraged at Palin being who
she is...and they are a bit older but lol... there is a lifestyle statement to be made
So I'll apologize for my "heart"less comments
(That play on words was so bad I winced too btw)
On a serious note, it's ridiculous... they should really be happy anyone knew who they were
The whole Palin doesn't represent women thing, I mean come on... what do they represent behaving like glam rock chicks into your 50's
The concept of Heart, bagging on a woman like Palin, thinking they represent America more than she does...
If that is true, like the P Diddy thread.. and these people represent America more than her... well,
apparently they told them no twice, but mccain's folks did it anyway.
who knows, what with all the partisan crap going on. it's reallllly gotten bad.
you don't know the half of it. my hubby has told me some real eyebrow
raisers too. some of this stuff is just off the richter scale for american
we are what we are. people who live here accept it for what it is, unless it's
abusive. but there have been alot of compromises over the years and many times both sides have joined efforts to make bipartisan decisions. now,
however, it's getting real ugly out there.
I just love the fact that all of these artists have been lashing out at politicians for using their songs to represent opposite ideologies. Maybe
eventually they will wise up, and contact the artists first, to avoid these PR disasters.
i don't see it as a pr disaster. it's more of a wake up call. imagine how that looks to heart fans who aren't democrats? i can see why they may
disagree with their political platform and they can voice that opinion rationally, at the voting box or by campaigning for their choice. but to come
out the way they did... nothing like insulting half the nation.
maybe they should institute a law where people who don't have the same political platform, can't buy your products.
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