Goodbye, Velvet Acid Christ

According to a few news soruces ("here":,7204,10704524%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html "and":,1406,KNS_348_3166469,00.html "there": ) 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":, even though "others": 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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