What’s the Beat? Fair Use

Hey, people. Today’s topic is going to focus on the Fair Use doctrine and the general rights of the public in relation to copyrighted (or formerly copyrighted) works. My mother, who is a professor, actually brought this issue up and was wondering about the legality of teachers using images and copies of other works in their classroom presentations. So I decided to make a general Fair Use piece to illustrate a few rights we have and to also dead a few misconceptions regarding Fair Use. Hopefully this breakdown clears up a few issues. Enjoy.


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What’s the Beat? Blueprint 3 Production Review

Hello, folks. As you may or may not know, Jay-Z’s latest Opus the Blueprint 3 has leaked and I figured I’d review the album in a different light and focus on the production of the album. Check it out.

What’s the Beat? Drake and Contemporary Hip Hop

Ok, folks. I read a recent article on my old/current stomping grounds and I just had to respond. The piece really makes me wonder about the “Standard” perception of hiphop within the hiphop community. Maybe there just isn’t any unified “Standard” as I once thought because this piece seems more damaging than it should be. Check out my response and make sure to check out the original article first so you have some context as to what I’m talking about. Enjoy.

What’s the Beat? A Plead to Microsoft

Ok. I know sony just dropped the price on the PS3, but this doesn’t give Microsoft a pass to be stupid. So I’m pleading to Microsoft – Please don’t be stupid, learn from Sony’s mistakes. Check out the vid. Hope you enjoy.

What’s the Beat? Artist Performance Rights Controversy

Hi, yall. Back again with more entertainment/music business news. This time I’m doing a quick run-down of the controversy surrounding artists royalties (or lack thereof) and Performance rights. Check it out, hopefully it’ll spark some interest and attention to a very serious, hot topic issue in the entertainment world. 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.