[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.
>From : Peter Scott Poitras <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To : Oils List <email@example.com>
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.
>From: Michael Devall [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>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=
>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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