Sunday, February 15, 2004

Copyright wars...

EMI's lawyers have sent a 'cease & desist' letter to DJ Danger Mouse for his Grey Album, which remixes The Beatles' White Album with Jay-Z's The Black Album.

It's actually pretty good. It's very tough to find the CD at this point but if you want to give it a listen go here.

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Meanwhile funferal.org cites a story from Ireland that the James Joyce Estate 'has informed the Irish government that it intends to sue for copyright infringement if there are any public readings of Joyce's works during the festival commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday this June. (...) which means that there can be no public reading during the festival, and a planned production of Joyce's Exiles by the Abbey theatre must be cancelled.

- This is crazy. Perhaps the Joyce Estate will pull all copies of the book at some point. Stay tuned.