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Old 08-02-2019, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Go_Arachnid_Laser View Post
Except they aren't that different, really.

Since the concept of the DJ as a creator in the late eighties, a lot of modern music is made of samples from other songs. Daft Punk, for instance, make their songs by sampling from old funk records. Sure, they lose some money to royalties, but that's what they like to do. Right? You use a sample from a record, you pay for it and that's that.

But then, there's the DJ's who think, 'Hey, why don't I recreate this sample in the studio with some minor variations? That way I don't have to give credit or pay squat.' And then it's not that simple.
Youíre not saying much here. Sampling a recording is infringing. Period. easy case.

Taking elements from a song without sampling is a musical work infringement case. You have to figure out what exactly is the protected work. Itís the same as any other musical work case.
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