UPDATED – Inspiration is not theft

This is an article not about licensing music. Music should always be paid for when the artist makes money from the work of others. This article is instead an impassioned plea for unrestricted use of music in non-profit personal videos, as long as the artist is credited. However there is a worrying trend of some recording artists who look negatively at their work being used in non-commercial films without prior permission – they are missing the spirit of what creativity is, and the opportunities afforded by the internet.

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Here is an example of a guy with a disgusting attitude towards creative people.

James B. Venice

[SIZE=”5″>”[/SIZE]You Zacuto guys might want to edit out the “**** *****” trailer at the end of your video. They are using a soundtrack from Steve Joblonsky without copyright permission.

Not cool. I would hate for all your hard work and “original” content to be ruined by the kids at *******.

I work for Reprise Records and we are contacting them now about the theft of his music. Please remove that section of your video or contact us at our media relations department at 818-840-2405.

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