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What’s the Beat? Copyright Infringement 101 (Part 2)

Here’s the 2nd part of my Copyright Infringement 101 series. This part is a little more hands-on as I’ll show some samples of songs from popular infringement cases. Enjoy.

P.S.

In a perfect case of irony, Youtube sent me the following email in regards to this particular video:

Dear Beatz McKenzie,

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Turns out it was the 2 Live Crew song “Pretty Woman” that was tagged. Luckily, they didn’t disable my audio, but you may find some random Amazon ads linking to the 2 Live Crew song for purchase on the video page. So once again, 2 Live Crew wins. Me love you long time.

What’s the Beat? Copyright Infringement 101 (Part 1)

Hello, folks. This time I’m tackling copyright infringement, aka, biting. Biting is/was a very rampant practice in hiphop, modern music and entertainment in general. Now, however, most people play nice and get permission to use someone’s work. This change in philosophy is the result of some very crucial legal cases that helped define and narrowly tailor all things related to copyrights (also, thanks to the internet, it’s easier to find the owner of the work and it’s also easier to track down an infringer). I’m gonna knock this out in a 2 part series, similar to my copyright 101 series. I will have part 2 up soon as well. Enjoy.

What’s the Beat? Disney Acquisition of Marvel Ent.

Back again, people. Well, well, well. Disney has awakened from its comatose slumber and actually did something. Props to them. I was beginning to the think the company was run by chimpanzees. I think both Marvel and Disney win in this deal. Check the vid. Enjoy.

What’s the Beat? Inglourious Basterds Review (2009)

Ok. I’m actually skipping a few other recordings I’ve already done just to get this up ASAP. This film needs to be discussed and seen by everyone, even if just to see the bear jew. So I hope you enjoy my quick summary. Now go kill sum natzees.

What’s the Beat? X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Review

Ok, I’ve had this ready for awhile and figured I’d throw it up today for all the people who don’t care about copyright (losers). Hope you enjoy the review more than I enjoyed watching it (ugh!) But at least I’m not alone in my opinion of this film.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

What’s the Beat? Star Trek (2009) Review

What’s up everyone! What’s the Beat this time, you ask? Star Trek! Well, actually, the 2009 Star Trek film — since, you know, regular Star Trek is totally nerdy (don’t question it!). But the film, I can live with. This will be the first in a line of reviews of all the major 2009 Summer blockbuster flicks. Enjoy and let me know what the Beat is in the comments.

What’s the Beat? Summer Blockbuster Review 1 – Star Trek (2009)