This is why I want to be “over on the lagging edge with Pirate Bay”, as you said in a later post, uploading torrents.

If I can get away with pirating music on it, then I can get away with releasing any music I should happen to make. Even if it’s a transformative work based on something I’m not supposed to transform.

This is why the world of piracy is more interesting to me than the world of Creative Commons. In the former, there are NO legally imposed artistic limitations. In fact, Creative Commons is worse than standard copyright, because there’s community pressure to obey the restrictions (contrast with the custom of unauthorized sampling in underground industrial music, for example).

You quoted someone more recently who described plunderphonics as “quaint”. Well, good luck finding something CC-licensed that resonates with the public the way U2 and Casey Kasem did in 1991. As long as there’s stuff in popular culture that’s copyrighted, we have an artistic Gordian knot that nothing but piracy will cut. That’s why groups like The Pirate Bay, for defending our right to copy, have my full support.

BTW, your blog is interesting and I’ll probably keep reading.