Goodbye, Velvet Acid Christ

According to a few news soruces ("here":http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,10704524%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html "and":http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/state/article/0,1406,KNS_348_3166469,00.html "there":http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=2269116 ) the US 6th cicruit court reached a decision that any and all sampling of music is illegal unless the work is specifically licensed. As you can imagine, the usual suspects are going to have a field day with this one.

From where I sit, I think that's just stupid. There are abuses, to be sure, but sampling is a valuable addition to the toolsets of some "artists":http://www.arztpfusch.com/, even though "others":http://www.velvetacidchrist.com/ use it as a replacement for creativity.

What could be wrong with it, if it's not overdone (whole measures, entire themes?)

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