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post #21 of 30
anyone else bothered by the fact that, you can write an original song and LOSE the rights to it???
yet they are trying to so hard to protect music from copyright infringement.

so basically a company can steal the song writers rights to his own music, but we as consumers can not share copys of music.
kinda silly.
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post #22 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by xchrisposix View Post
anyone else bothered by the fact that, you can write an original song and LOSE the rights to it???
yet they are trying to so hard to protect music from copyright infringement.

so basically a company can steal the song writers rights to his own music, but we as consumers can not share copys of music.
kinda silly.
Good point, I can see a pirate(arrr) joting that down in a notepad to use against anti-piraters Lol !
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post #23 of 30
he's just angry that his song became wildly popular and he lost the rights to it.... but hell, I would be too
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post #24 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
And thats what I think is dumb, people can interpret a song however they like, just like a poem.
I would normally agree, but...

This is not as though I or Chozart or fugger or even Bill Gates is telling you that way they're interpreting his music is wrong - it's the author himself who is frustrated with it and that earns a little more respect from me than anybody else would.
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post #25 of 30
I understand what he's saying, the average audience of Guitar Hero games are much younger than you guys, probably around the ages of 10-13, and I'm sure any good parents would be concerned about a devil being in the game, animated or not.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by calvin924597 View Post
I understand what he's saying, the average audience of Guitar Hero games are much younger than you guys, probably around the ages of 10-13, and I'm sure any good parents would be concerned about a devil being in the game, animated or not.
Any _good_ parents would have informed their kids it is just an animation of a fictional character no different than Batman or Spidey...

I personally would like to know _how_ he lost the rights to his song. Was it just a bad deal? Or was he scammed?

This kind of reminds me of a battle years ago concerning the song "Cocaine". Eric Clapton was upset because his song that extols the bad side of the drug was being used by the "users" as a song espousing the good side of the drug. Too bad they were too f'ed up on the drug to actually listen to the words. Hell even my parents hated that song because they thought it was promoting the use of cocaine.

I also get the Deja Vu feeling from this story because when music videos started getting popular on MTV, most of the videos had nothing to do with the original story of the song, rather it was just the producers "interpretation" of the song (which was usually wrong).
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post #27 of 30
If they added most songs to the game without adding the solo's that were never there, most songs would be easy. Try playing stairway to heaven without falling asleep on guitar hero custom songs. Sure...great song...just boring to play.

On the note of real guitar, when Guitar Rising comes out then we will see who shines.
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post #28 of 30
Everyone quiet! An old person is talking!
post #29 of 30
took me a while to figure out what song he was talking about...
its the country song where you have to battle lou. Its not bad, I think the song is fun to play in guitar hero... who cares if you lose the battle? Play on easy... noobs.

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post #30 of 30
On one hand I can understand why he's upset. I'd be mad too if something I created was used for something I didn't consent to, like Michael Jackson using a Beatles song in a Nike commercial.

But on the other hand, this guy would be singing a different tune if he was reaping all the royalties.

He really ought not to complain; his song is "listened" to by more people now than it was when he originally released it.

Tough noogies, Mr. Daniels. You should have learned to hang onto the rights to your own music.
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