Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Tortuous Torture Tales

Well, it seems that the American's use of music to torture alleged terrorist prisoners is an issue that just won't go away. It has even given rise to FOIA requests. One of the songs that was used, apparently, was one of my all time favourites, the Meow Mix commercial:

The aggrieved artists who are protesting include Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

As I've indicated before, there could be an issue as to whether ASCAP & BMI royalties are owed to the composers.

If ASCAP can chase after Girl Scouts to collect royalties, why not military prisons?

Now if the USA only had "moral rights" in its copyright law, which it says is so much better than Canada's, the aggrieved composers would have a good shot at getting an injunction. Yet another example of how much stronger and better Canadian copyright law is than that of the USA.

Notwithstanding what the new Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, who has wasted no time in becoming misinformed, is saying.


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