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Thread #63218   Message #1024890
Posted By: Barry Finn
25-Sep-03 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: Music Police After Doctors
Subject: RE: BS: Music Police After Doctors
So if it's played from a radio do they double dip & collect royalties twice or if it's played off a CD that the doc just bought (from which the artist is payed for) or from a CD that an artist who covered someone elses material & has to pay royalties on that, does the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada now get a triple tip? We are fast becoming a cultureless society. I hear that pretty soon they're going after the creative gene in people's DNA & are looking to collect on anything that the artist may or may not create in the future, as long as they can first take possession of that gene. As to how they're going to do that, I don't know but if there's a buck there to be made you can bet 10,000 to 1 that eventually they'll own us all. In which case by then, our hearts, minds & souls will belong to the government & there'll be all kinds of partnerships & different bodies in different beds making hay & pay under the sheets. Hell, they're already in our bedrooms. Soon enough we'll all be on scanner 24/7. How in the world did I get from where I started to where I finished in 2 easy steps?

Barry