Marco Raaphorst wrote: ↑
29 Dec 2018
EnochLight wrote: ↑
29 Dec 2018
You’re equating the sound a traditional string instrument makes (that has been around for hundreds of years) with a single piece of copyrighted artwork?
I am asking a question. I find it hard to answer.
drummachines, sampled instruments have had an enormous impact on musicians. the linn drum made a lot of session drummers not needed to be used anymore. so is making a sample stealing? is recording from radio stealing? recording a stream stealing? complicated stuff imo.
back in the day it was ok to copy. I find this ok in most cases as well but I admit it is complicated because we cannot find a common rule in all this. if so, sampling would be stealing to. simple as that.
This part is getting off topic, because the drum machine issue is not a legal question. Using a drum machine can't be "stealing" in any way shape or form - not sure your point, since it's apples to oranges with this line of thinking. Linn drums only put a few musicians out of work because we quickly found they were not 100% substitutes for real drummers. The "honeymoon" about drum machines replacing drummers only lasted a few years, if that.
I find your question rather easy to answer, at least as asked - it's simple IMO: making a sample is only stealing if no royalties are paid (unless you don't sell your work). Recording from radio is stealing, just like ripping a CD is stealing. Recording a stream is no different from recording from radio etc. Not complicated in any way IMO.
"Back in the day" it was never "OK" to copy - in the 70s you could record a song off the radio, but we KNEW it was getting around the system and was better to purchase the record. Maybe it was OK for YOU, but there was never any question if it was "right" or "wrong".