About a week ago the Madonna camp tried to trick out the P2P networks by spoofing them with files of Maddy asking, “What the fuck do you think you are doing?” Of course she probably didn’t appreciate someone in the web community responding by hacking her website and making the new album available there.
But certainly a marketing genius club diva like her would intuitively know that scratchers and DJs and remixers would download that willingly and freely offered file and sample it and incorporate it into new works that would breathe new life into her back catalog.
No doubt it will start appearing in dance clubs from Miami Beach to NYC to London and beyond, if they haven’t already as the smashups are already appearing online.
All of which begs a new question in the light of Judge Wilson’s summary judgement Friday against the RIAA for filing suite against the Gnutella networks: Isn’t Madonna’s WTF cuckoo egg an example of the very substantial non-infringing uses that reinfoce the legitimacy of peered Gnutella networks? Recent reports say she freely put it out there and like Mr. (Fred) Rogers (RIP) with the intent that it would be recorded (downloaded) for space and time shifting and other substancial non-infringing uses.
Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it