Danger Mouse Skirts Copyright Suits by Releasing Blank CD Album

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dankers

The album sucks ass.

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bloodyserb

And Demonoid and everywhere else.  You can also stream the whole thing for free on NPR.org.  This kind of stunt worked extrememly well for Fiona Apple a couple of years ago, of course it was also a complete disaster for Marilyn Manson.  You still have to make something people want to listen to first.  I listened to the stream and liked it well enough.  If you're a fan of Calexico or the Flaming Lips there is plenty for you to enjoy here.  Also a pretty funny cameo by Iggy Pop basically complaining about being old.

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reynen

The album is up...

You just need to look for it...

If you search "Danger Mouse" at TPB and sort by seeds the first hit is a solid torrent...

Enjoy...

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mrvander

If the album is unreleased - how does one go about pirating it? Doesn't there have to be something there to pirate in the first place? Maybe I'm just an old fart who remembers Danger Mouse as an adventerous cartoon rodent and I just don't get it. Maybe EMI found the best method of anti-piracy ever - don't release anything.

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whitneymr

He's released it on his own website. Plus he is the copyright holder. MPC really should print more than a quarter of the story.

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praetor_alpha

Unreleased games are pirated all the time, and many times weeks before they are up for sale. I can't imagine that music would be any different.

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Paul_Lilly

Released or unreleased, the songs are copyrighted.

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comptech08

that didnt answer his question.   And really had nothing to do with his comment.  I also wonder how do you pirate songs that have never been released?  Had to be a leak somewhere

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Paul_Lilly

Obviously we're not going to post a link to where the copyrighted music can be obtained, but suffice to say, it's out there. Just like the movie 'Wolverine' was made available (illegally) weeks before it was released.

-Paul Lilly

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Geeksquadmyss

Or Hollywood would go after you for hosting pirated material, send you a nasty letter demanding its removal, then take you to court. 

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bloodyserb

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4899280/Danger_Mouse__amp__Sparklehorse_-_Dark_Night_of_the_Soul

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mrvander

Didn't question the copyright status of intelluctual property. What I questioned is how is there anything to pirate? If they DID NOT release the music - assuming the album was not leaked - there is simply NOTHING there to infringe, is there? You can't copy the words down of a book that's never seen the light of day. You can't repeat a story that you've never heard. You can't copy music of an album that's never been distributed.

So I think "Danger Mouse"'s play is nothing more than a gesture of protest. He's not necessarily saying "copy my unreleased album" because you can't and that would just be silly to infer to someone to copy something that doesn't exist as distributed media. Then again, his stage name is "Danger Mouse" and that's pretty silly too.

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atcastle

The album is available online. In fact, NPR has made the entire album available for streaming on their website.

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Vegan

Thanks, EMI! If you hadn't done this, I never would have heard of this guy or his music! It sounds intriguing, I think I'll heard over to Pirate Bay to check it out.

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jcollins

Side note, that picture really reminds me of the weasly scumbag guy on The Rockford Files.

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jcollins

Using the Pirate Bay precedent, I would not be suprised to see Danger Mouse getting sued by the RIAA due to aiding and abetting piracy by providing blank CDR's...

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Jox

Who the hell is Danger Mouse?  Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon from the '70s.

-Jox

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evolution76

Even if you make an album, it will show up on a P2P site sooner or later

The Absence of Evidence is not the Evidence of Absence

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