Massimo Pupillo (ZU - Roma)
i'll try to answer to your
my point of view...(it's also 3.30 in the
night!): and its not very easy sincerly as this MP3 kind of
"ethic" troubles are very new...
1/ I still feel very
politically engaged in many ways, and above all i really think
that culture and information should be free access.No
2/ On the other side you are also engaged as a
so-called-artist, if you try to create something, you try to do it
in the best way, which means a lot of time working a lot more than
a normal job, and having to make a living from it. So the 2 points
shouldnt annihilate each other. I dont have any problem with my
music on MP3, its at
least diffusion and free promotion, if you
see it on the commercial way..also, NO musician i know earns from
the records , usually , they're
just useful to find
- Did Lukin have the right to forbid the access
to the free mp3s ?
I dont know how the laws are about it. I
suppose not, even more if he's not the composer! I can think of
him being upset of not having
told, or having one of the
"turns" that some have at one point, that usually is:"i did
underground and i didnt see any money, now fuck that all
and give me my $ !"
- Can such a behaviour of once a
rebellionist now a trader be called rectionist (sorry for being
brutal in terms)?
An old story, isnt it? We see it every
day in Italy,old revolutionaries are now in the power
- Can an mp3 site be understood as a free library
(only three songs from an album) ?
I use it also to decide
if i buy a cd or not! It starts first because cds are damn
expensive! You know already. Theres too much difference between
the real cost and the "plusvalor" of it! One cd is meant to make a
living of some hundreds people, in the case of a major company,
this is too much.
Otherwise none would think of
- Can live-recordinds from the past system be put on
the Internet or published by the organiser of the
Its like the bootleg lp in a way...maybe its wise
to ask the musician about it (there are some gigs that you just
want to forget!!) But
i wouldnt mind....
- Should the
government support the author rights in these cases or is it a
utopia (they have never so far)
In these cases it looks to
me more like a private thing than a public performance with
- Does the term underground have any
sense after the changes ?
Of course as its mostly made by
people and not by numbers, by tastes and not by polls and charts
Is underground the same as non-commercial, or
rather politically critical ?
This term is like a huge
umbrella under which many different people stay...some are just
there for some time, hoping to escape and go
just hope to find their little niche of surviving...other are
sincerly critical on a political or spiritual or
way..its one of those words that become useless
because they are abused!
- Whats your general
opinion on music on the Internet ?
Its all very new, and in
many ways it has some nice sides: i'm always late in all the
technological upgrades, and from what i saw, big
companies have been like this as well, totally understimating the
power of internet
and the freedom of people! And they dont know
what to do now! Will they BUY internet? Its out of control! I use
it, to check some names that i read about. I would have some ethic
problems downloading Peter Brotzmann on Okka disc
know that the Okka disc guy is doing a hard job alone for this
kind of music, but i wouldnt have any if i download a major
label product that just make them richer..
- Is the
situation common in other East/European
I dont know about it but we all saw
Metallicas drummer fighting Napster, they closed it, now Napster
is still on, there are many other sites like it and it was all a
good ad for it... i'm not a big fan of technological progress in
itself but it has nice sides: sharing music is like sharing wealth
and im happy if that happens. There will be always someone who
thinks to stop the tide with one finger..
I was truly moved
when i saw on a webpage about nazi death camps that the people who
stayed there have now a search engine to look
for other people
that they didnt know how to contact....even only for this reason
we can be
glad there is internet.....
4:05 in the