FrankChurch wrote:Doug, Steve Evil, is this artistry:
It's new music from old.
I'm getting a strong impression you think it is artistry. It isn't, but let's leave that alone for a moment.
All of your arguments seem to stem from a love of DJ music. You -- excuse the expression -- paint all of the arts the same way, but looking back over the years of steadfast refusal to look at this from the artist's standpoint, and offering all of your examples as being from rappers and DJs, I'm seeing a pattern I hadn't seen before.
Is your sole perspective club music remixes? If so, I can see your perspective much more clearly than applying the same arguments to filmmaking, painting, photography, and other forms of creative arts. I still disagree with wholesale stealing, but permitted musical remixes I can understand.