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Chassie Rowley

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  1. I would think the Lab has some access to credit card information (not so much particulars).

    If one were to lose access to their account if they provided so called 'personal information' at sign up a few years ago, could the CC info be helpful in re-establishing true ownership?

    19 hours ago, bigmoe Whitfield said:

    So years ago I made an account, not understanding how SL works, I thought our real names were displayed with said name we choose,   so I entered a false name onto that account,  I've been feeling guilty for 8+ years on the issue and since we are unable to change our own information like we could on most all other sites,  I've been wondering how do I go about this and being able to change that information over to the real name I have so it's legit.    

    Bigmoe makes a good point. After eight years who remembers the information provided if it were a white lie? Eight years ago, I joined some websites, not sure of their intentions or to avoid spamming.

    Maybe a Linden could step in and offer some advice?

  2. 15 hours ago, Silent Mistwalker said:

    National Lampoon

    Rolling Stones

    Easy Riders


    High Times

    Heavy Metal


    Whole Earth Catalog

    Just to name a few off the top of my head that I used to read back when they were still worth reading.


    Thank you for the list. Mad magazine I read, but as you did, I mentioned just off the top of my head too. Of course, what I tossed out is/was not absolute.

    Correction: I meant to say Babylon Bee as opposed to just the Bee. My bad.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Jaylinbridges said:

    The Onion's articles cover current events, both real and fictional, parodying the tone and format of traditional news organizations with stories, editorials, and man-on-the-street interviews using a traditional news website layout and an editorial voice modeled after that of the Associated Press.

    Before The Onion** was National Lampoon, a national  magazine and radio show. Members of the original SNL cast were heavily involved in its production.

    Catching up now is The Bee (parody stuff} and lately Not the Bee, a site that take facts that by all means should be parody but isn't.

    **Some news outlets would take The Onion as gospel and report as fact without vetting the source.



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  4. 8 minutes ago, Cinos Field said:

    Playing music for your friends is just as illegal, the industry is incredibly corrupt. It's just that the industry can't afford to spend spies to every home.

    Maybe Alexa can fill in that role.

    Playing music in your home with friends is far different than playing music is a commercial place such as a bar. At home, it's entertainment. At a bar, it draws in customers who spend money. Two different situations. Some bars would not hire live bands for that reason, instead going with jukeboxes. The monthly fee for the jukebox covered what ever fees that were to be paid by the jukebox owner. I understand some bars were visited by BMI or ASCAP reps checking if the bar had paid to perform the music. Could be a rumor, but something to think about.

    TRIVIA: When 'WKRP in Cincinnati' ran on CBS, artists loved their actual songs played during episodes. Helped album sales. The late Hoyt Axton debuted "Della and the Dealer' on one segment. Problem was the royalty's only covered first run and some reruns. No one thought about syndication. When 'KRP' was syndicated, some sound alike bands were used singing generic music fills where the original songs were placed.

    Eventually, the royalty problem was solved and approximately 93% of the original songs were placed back in and DVD's of the series were sold.


  5. 18 minutes ago, Talon Brown said:

    Not to attack you personally but this attitude is just one of the reasons I have and will continue to tell RIAA to go f**k itself.  It's also the reason I buy CDs and rip my own MP3s instead of buying digitally.  I'm not buying into their "you'll own nothing and like it" future.

    Buying CD's is still the same. You own a physical COPY and not the actual contents of the compact disk. I know people who would buy a vinyl album and transfer it to cassette for playing in the house or car while keeping the vinyl as pristine as possible. You are doing nothing different except for formats. That's acceptable.

    Finite is correct "It's not attitude though. It's a fact. Read the fine print when you buy a CD. By broadcasting the music you are redistributing it.".

    The ***** of the bunch is always the small print.

  6. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest you contact BMI and ASCAP what the charge would be on a website.


    How many listeners do you have/expect?

    Is the material to be used in a movie or television program? If so, how is it used? Will it be performed live?

    How many listeners do you have/expect?

    Is this material being used in a commercial or non-commercial presentation?

    How many listeners do you have/expect?

    The last question is key. Shows the 'market' size and potential cost of license. A 50kw Clear channel (NOT the company) radio shop in California will pay more in licensing than some 1kw day-timer shop in Louisiana. On that note, I'm assuming a DJ in SL will have an audience of maybe 50 (argument sake) on a constant basis. This DJ gets BMI/ASCAP compliant, the DJ will probably pay a fee that can be placed on the Visa or MasterCard. That fee will be used to be distributed to the various artists and writers.

    How do they know what music is played?

    A bi-yearly week long survey sent out by BMI and ASCAP. Note what songs were performed, the artist, the song writer.

    Contact BMI and ASCAP for specifics. We are not copyright lawyers, so any answer given here could be on target or just a bit low and outside.

    40 minutes ago, Talon Brown said:

    No?  Who's copying anything here?  I bought the music, I stream the music to less than 25 people on a server.  Where's the crime?  The music industry would love for you to think it's a crime but ask the actual musicians who the real thieves are in this situation and it won't be the DJs.

    You did not buy the music. You purchased a license to listen to it. The publishers still own it.

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