Zograf (Belgrád) levele
- Did Lukin have the right to forbid
the access to the free mp3s ?
Formally yes, but I think
that his reaction is by far exaggerated...
- Can such a
behavior of once a rebellionist now a trader be called reactionist
(sorry for being brutal in terms)?
Yes, I believe that it
could be said so...
- Can an mp3 site be understood as a
free library (only three songs from an album) ?
especially because in this case it's the material which has the
hystorical value, more then commercial one. The public access
would be beneficial, simply because it is the record of the time,
and it can help in valuing the alternative culture of that period
in Hungary and Eastern Europe.
- Can live-recordings from
the past system be put on the Internet or published by the
organizer of the concert?
My answer is YES. I think that
music, especially alternative music, should be considered a public
domain in some cases, and it's another way of fighting the rules
proposed by the rich companies which are using music only as a
- Should the government support the
author rights in these cases or is it a utopia (they have never so
I'm not sure that government should interfere into it
- Does the term underground have any sense after the
changes ? Is underground the same as non-commercial, or rather
politically critical ?
This is a big question, and there is
no simple answer. I think that underground and alternative
production is always going to exist - simply
because there will
always be a need for independent view, and to stay away from the
hierarchy and authorities of the time. I think that art should
always be able to put a question mark on life and
- Whats your general opinion on music on the
Generally, I'm not against it, and personally,
I'm not consuming it, because of the technical reasons ( my
computer is too weak, and so is my knowledge in computer
operating. You may call me a cave man...).
- Is the
situation common in other East/European countries?
Serbia, there is a lot of bootlegged music that you can buy
everywhere. Some people think it's bad, but I'm buying it (please
don't sue me, ha ha ). As for the alternative music, people are
producing it as a labor of love,