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(KTAR Phoenix)   Interesting: Skinny Puppy was one of the bands the military used to torture inmates at Guantanamo Bay. Obvious: Now Skinny Puppy wants the the military to pay for the rights to use it. Silly: They want $666,000   (ktar.com) divider line 24
    More: Followup, Skinny Puppy, Guantanamo Bay, torture inmates, torture  
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2556 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Feb 2014 at 8:56 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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Ant
2014-02-07 11:15:07 AM  
3 votes:
This brings back some good memories, but I can see how it might be torture for someone who's not a fan.

Assimilate (Live 1986)
2014-02-07 09:09:08 AM  
2 votes:

proteus_b: interesting kind of notoriety. while i don't expect they should collect a cent from the government, it might be worth a bit of free publicity for them....


Copyright infringement is a terrible, terrible crime. It's exactly the same as stealing.
Don't you care about the law and justice and stuff?

/you wouldn't download an aircraft carrier, would you?
2014-02-07 09:01:32 AM  
2 votes:

jpo2269: Good luck with that arseholes.. You probably shouldn't spend the money just yet..


FTFA: While Skinny Puppy is not expecting reimbursement from the federal government, they are looking into their legal options.

Stupid is a good look for you.
2014-02-08 01:15:11 AM  
1 votes:
Skinny Puppy fan of 20 years here!
It'd make sense, because many of their songs are against military violence ('VX Gas Attack' comes to mind) and about all sorts of atrocities of the time. It just stuns me that SP is actually in a news headline here, and that the military would use their music to torture people (well, considering that radical Muslim extremists would definitely see it as music coming straight out of the devil's mouth) is a trip in and of itself.

They did this with Deicide's music years back, and all Glen Benton said was 'Awesome!'.

PS, anyone else hear heard SP's 'Weapon' album?
2014-02-07 07:15:05 PM  
1 votes:

Salmon: Seeing them in Vancouver on the 28th.


Seattle on the 1st

/for my birthday
//it's like an omen
///made of tin
2014-02-07 05:57:19 PM  
1 votes:
Now everyone will remember that there was a band named Skinny Puppy  .
2014-02-07 05:11:59 PM  
1 votes:

ObscureNameHere: Skinny Puppy have been vigorously ANTI-TORTURE (and anti-animal testing) for, like, well, ever since they existed.

So yeah, having their music used to TORTURE would not sit right at all with them.

/second the 'Anger' comment above
// or "The Mourn".... pretty much anything short off of 'Cleanse, Fold, Manipulate'


Shiat, we used CFaM to clear out the record store before closing.

/Lawn. Off.
2014-02-07 04:20:25 PM  
1 votes:
Skinny Puppy have been vigorously ANTI-TORTURE (and anti-animal testing) for, like, well, ever since they existed.

So yeah, having their music used to TORTURE would not sit right at all with them.

/second the 'Anger' comment above
// or "The Mourn".... pretty much anything short off of 'Cleanse, Fold, Manipulate'
2014-02-07 04:15:48 PM  
1 votes:

No Such Agency: jpo2269: Good luck with that arseholes.. You probably shouldn't spend the money just yet..

(Joker burning cash.jpg)

"It's not about the money, it's about sending a message."

Skinny Puppy are rightfully pissed that their art was used to brutalize political prisoners in a Gulag run by the world's most powerful "democracy".


Seriously. And how the hell does that make Skinny Puppy the "arseholes"?

Man, some people just love the taste of boot.
2014-02-07 01:32:52 PM  
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: The article is pretty information-free.
What alleged copyright violations took place?
Is the band claiming that the songs played at the Guantanamo Bay prison were unlawfully downloaded?
Are they claiming there is an implied obligation that their musin not be played at an unwilling audience?

What harm did Skinny Puppy suffer that needs to be redressed?


Their music was used in a manner that had ethical and moral connotations. Since none of the band members were asked for permission or compensated, this does actually violate the implied obligation to not use other people's stuff to violate what may be their ethical or moral lines in the sand.

In other words: Don't use people's art, even shiatty art, to hurt people. This is definitely an implied rule, and the government needs its ass kicked for violating it.
2014-02-07 01:17:12 PM  
1 votes:
If they really want to torture someone they should have used Morrissey.
2014-02-07 12:52:26 PM  
1 votes:

jpo2269: Good luck with that arseholes.. You probably shouldn't spend the money just yet..


(Joker burning cash.jpg)

"It's not about the money, it's about sending a message."

Skinny Puppy are rightfully pissed that their art was used to brutalize political prisoners in a Gulag run by the world's most powerful "democracy".
2014-02-07 11:40:52 AM  
1 votes:
He's seeing Monsters. He's losing his mind and he feels it going.
2014-02-07 11:26:13 AM  
1 votes:
Seeing them in Vancouver on the 28th.
2014-02-07 11:15:24 AM  
1 votes:

brantgoose: That's ironic in so many ways. I'm not sure I could disentangle the ironies in a book.

The biggest irony may be that copyright is being used against torturers, not ten year olds who download a song they'll love for a couple of weeks but wouldn't and couldn't buy in a thousand years. The US Government is certainly guilty of aiding and abetting copyright trolls and squatters, while torture violates the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, the laws, and the stated principles of every US government.

Read the CIA website for children and they will tell you that they never do assassinations, overthrow elected governments, or torture or other international and domestic crimes. Perhaps there are dim children who would believe this if they ever visited the CIA website.

Well, I'm off to listen to some electro-industrial. Maybe Skinny Puppy has something worth 99 cents.




Skinny Puppy - Worlock
2014-02-07 10:58:36 AM  
1 votes:

NutWrench: proteus_b: interesting kind of notoriety. while i don't expect they should collect a cent from the government, it might be worth a bit of free publicity for them....

Copyright infringement is a terrible, terrible crime. It's exactly the same as stealing.
Don't you care about the law and justice and stuff?

/you wouldn't download an aircraft carrier, would you?


I'm 3D printing the USS Carl Vinson right now.
2014-02-07 10:20:12 AM  
1 votes:

Your Hind Brain: give me doughnuts: The article is pretty information-free.
What alleged copyright violations took place?
Is the band claiming that the songs played at the Guantanamo Bay prison were unlawfully downloaded?
Are they claiming there is an implied obligation that their musin not be played at an unwilling audience?

What harm did Skinny Puppy suffer that needs to be redressed?
Linky
Even more detail from link within.


So Gitmo is open to the public, free for others to gather at?

Themoreyouknow.jpg
2014-02-07 10:19:02 AM  
1 votes:
arab's crash fixation
alleging mass destruction
interrogation without guilt

mosque erection
bombs away
fighter jets round the skies
how wrong

Iraqis thrashed
ethics vacant
stress positions
CIA role play 

down to the shores of Gitmo
down to the shores of Gitmo
2014-02-07 09:59:37 AM  
1 votes:
The article is pretty information-free.
What alleged copyright violations took place?
Is the band claiming that the songs played at the Guantanamo Bay prison were unlawfully downloaded?
Are they claiming there is an implied obligation that their musin not be played at an unwilling audience?

What harm did Skinny Puppy suffer that needs to be redressed?
2014-02-07 09:58:33 AM  
1 votes:
Now is the only thing tha's real.
2014-02-07 09:20:29 AM  
1 votes:
They should challenge the US government to a breakdancing competition.
2014-02-07 09:17:37 AM  
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: proteus_b: interesting kind of notoriety. while i don't expect they should collect a cent from the government, it might be worth a bit of free publicity for them....

Exactly.  When's the last time Skinny Puppy got any press outside the alt-music scene? (The answer is probably the mid '90s when Dwayne Goettel died of a heroin overdose.)


They had a song released a couple years ago that was about beating the shiat out of someone. Can't think of the name of it, but I used it in my track list for PvPing.

/hates the Horde
2014-02-07 09:04:47 AM  
1 votes:
interesting kind of notoriety. while i don't expect they should collect a cent from the government, it might be worth a bit of free publicity for them....
2014-02-07 09:03:32 AM  
1 votes:
Ram Jam is still waiting for their royalty checks from the US invasion of Panama. They used Black Betty to get Noriega out of his house


/hey black betty amberlamps
 
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