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[Powderworks] Capricornia promos on ebay

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I also don't know whether this is really a felony or not.  Copyright is exc=
lusively federal jurisdiction HITS (not covered by state law), but that doe=
sn't necessarily make infringement a felony.

However, I do know that practically speaking, the federal government does n=
ot spend many resources going after consumers like us who may obtain infrin=
ging works, because we're small fish and it would be a monumental waste of =
resources.  Rather, the feds go after those who make a business of bootlegg=
ing and infringing copyrights on more of a mass level.


-----Original Message-----
>From : Peter Scott Poitras <pete.poitras@the-spa.com>
To : Oils List <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
Date : 13 February 2002 11:47:13
Subject : RE: [Powderworks] Capricornia promos on ebay
Felony, huh?  That would figure.  Can't stop terrorists but we're locking u=
>people who want to listen to obscure cuts of their favorite artists.
>Now, I'm not sure, but I'm thinking that this sort of an activity is not a
>felony.  That would put it on par with murder and such, which seems
>unrealistic.  Go to a record show, any record show, and see if there's any
>undercover cops just yanking people out for every felonious promo purchase
>they make.  Because that's what most of the merchandise is at those shows.
>Not saying it's right, but I think you're overstating it a bit.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Devall [mailto:mdevall1@nc.rr.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:26 AM
>To: Peter Scott Poitras
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Capricornia promos on ebay
>     Just a reminder that in the United States promotional items such as
>promo CDs cannot be traded or sold legally.  The same thing goes for bootl=
>items.  It has to do with this thing called copyright infringement.  I
>believe such actions are considered felony offenses under federal law, and
>penalties can be severe if you are caught which may include prison time an=
>of course a criminal record.  THIS IS NO JOKE.  Always think first.
>     As for music promotions, some BMG labels suck at promoting artists.
>CMC International Records, which is a lesser known label located here in t=
>Raleigh-Durham area, is a prime example.  They have such classic rock
>artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Tommy Shaw, Molly Hatchet, Ratt, Blue
>Oyster Cult, Nazareth and many other artists of such stature.  The only ne=
>albums of these artists that I've known promoted by CMC International were
>=93Twenty=93 by Lynyrd Skynyrd, =93Heaven Forbid=93 by Blue Oyster Cult an=
d =93Seven
>Deadly Zens=93 by Tommy Shaw.  Such albums like =93The Silent Reign Of Her=
>by Molly Hatchet and =93Brave New World=93 by Styx which I thought were pr=
>good were never really promoted.  RCA Records and Arista Records, which ar=
>the largest record labels through BMG, usually do pretty good in music
>promotions.  Our other record label here in the Raleigh-Durham area, Mammo=
>Records located in Carrboro, is also a very good promoter.  They have our
>popular local band The Squirrel Nut Zippers, plus Seven Mary Three and Los
>Lobos.  Mammoth Records is through WEA though, not BMG.  Usually the large=
>labels are the better promoters, but of course that is not always the case=
>Promotions depend not just on the label, but also the producer, the
>management, and the artists themselves.  But the main thing that most
>everything revolves around including music is always going to be this >>
>$$$.  Isn't politics wonderful?  TTFN...

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