This is probably the coolest copyright non-infringement performance anyone has come up with yet. Disabling bureaucracies by DOS-style, yet form-based requests is probably not entirely new as a concept, but putting together a 33 second-long piece of music using 70,200 samples, just to demonstrate some of the fundamental problems of today’s copyright and licensing schemes, as artist Johannes Kreidler is planning to do, is quite an achievement. There’s more if you click on the link, but it’s in German.

http://www.nerdcore.de/wp/2008/08/18/johannes-kreidlers-song-aus-70200-samples-den-er-bei-der-gema-anmelden-will/

And here’s a video by the artist himself. Also in German.

hat tip: nerdcore