> Why is it wrong? The issues are very complicated here. Ever listen to
> hiphop? A whole genre of music, deeply meaningful to a very large
> which couldn't have existed at all if it weren't for sampling and
It would be pretty hard to find any musical genre which comes out of a
vacuum. Each such comes from that which came before. If you use chords, or
harmony, or just major/minor scales (or any defined scale maybe), then
you're stealing that idea from the people who thought of it.
I think there's a line to draw when directly taking someone else's recording
and making new music out of it, but there's a lot of latitude. It really
throws light on the difficulties that arise when information is treated as
highly segregated chunks - This chunk's mine, that chunk's yours.
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